The official opening event of the newly completed Culburra Beach Recreational Skate Park at Curley’s Bay was enjoyed by a massive crowd of locals and visitors last Sunday as part of the 2018 Burradise Festival program.
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The Culburra Beach Skate Park Project is a passionate community committee led by Alex McNeilly, John Segol, Eamon Seymour-Munn, Luke Munn and Erin Bell who have worked tirelessly with their local Culburra Beach supporters for the past three years and raised $630,000 to build the new recreational skate park facility.
“Our community have waited 40 years for this new skate park, finally it is here and completed for everyone to enjoy for decades to come. We need to acknowledge the help and support of our young people, it was them who got this project going back in the early days through the determination of the Youth Action Group members Ryan Byrnes, Luke Bennett, Naya Rogers, Mat Byrnes, Daniel Woods, Leon Vukelic, Max Feast and all the other teenagers who were involved in the designs, door knock appeals, petitions, fundraising with our committee. It feels awesome to be right here on our own dedicated skate park facility, congratulations Culburra Beach,” Committee member John Segol said.
The official opening was attended by Ann Sudmalis MP, Mayor Amanda Findley, Crs Mitchell Pakes and Joanna Gash plus the NSW Minister for Racing the Hon. Paul Toole MP. The new recreational skate park includes a unique skateboarding design and caters for beginners through to experienced skateboarders and scooter riders, the surrounding park includes a fitness gymnasium, half-court basketball court, kids play areas, barbecues, landscaping and sheltered picnic areas providing an inclusive park and space for everyone to enjoy.
Alex McNeilly, Committee member and Project Manager, had a saying, ‘build it and they will come’. Now hundreds of families are using the skate park facility every week. “Managing the entire project and park build at the community level goes to show that major infrastructure projects in our towns across the Shoalhaven and South Coast are possible if you have the right people, governance, partners, skills and community motivation driving them,” Alex said.
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