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New skate facility planned for McFarlane Park

New skate facility planned for McFarlane Park

In response to requests from Shirley residents, a skate path is being planned for MacFarlane Park next to the flying fox on Jebson St. The path and obstacles have been designed with input from local young skateboarders, to provide a recreation asset for the local community.

Parks & Waterways Area Advocate Kirsty Patten said that several sites within the park has been investigated. “The Jebson Street site was selected as the best option because it is visible from the road, is co-located with another youth facility, has new toilets and a drinking fountain, and has plenty of space. The area will be landscaped and have seating provided for family and friends to come and watch the skateboarders,” said Kirsty Patten.

Comments on the proposal are currently being sought from local residents before the final plan is approved. For a copy of the design plan, contact Kirsty Patten at the Fendalton Service Centre, ph 941 6702.

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