The wait is finally over, with Crookwell Skate Park open to the public from last week.
The purpose built 276 square metre skate park is located at Clifton Park. Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM was presented with a cheque for $21,000 which represented Australian Lions’ $10,000 donation and Crookwell youth’s fundraising of $11,000.
“The idea for the project started in 2011 when a letter received by Council from a Crookwell resident suggested that ‘a Skate Park for Crookwell similar to Taralga’ would be of benefit to the youth of Crookwell,” Cr McCormack said. In 2013 Council received a petition started by Crookwell’s Oscar Rose.
In 2015 Crookwell youth Lachlan Grocott, Karim Kentwell and Rahal Soufan met with Council kick starting the Crookwell Skate Park project. Since then both the Youth Actually Making a Difference (Ya’Mad) and Crookwell Wants a Skate Park youth groups have been heavily involved in fundraising and the design of the skate park.
In addition to over $11,000 in fundraising by Crookwell’s youth and $10,000 from Lions Australia the project was funded with $96,612 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, $17,000 from the State Government and $80,000 from Upper Lachlan Shire Council.
The site will be officially opened by Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Brian McCormack OAM at 1.00pm on Sunday, 2 April 2017.