Here is some gnarly news for all Macarthur skate enthusiasts.
Skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders can now grind, ollie or kickflip at Bargo’s new fully functional and modern skate park.
Wollondilly Council put the final touches on the project last week which began nearly 12 months ago.
Council installed a new street spine, large grind rail, 1.1 metre quarter pipe and 1.1 metre half pipe, as well as a new shade shelter at the skate park.
The project was announced in November 2017. Council began works in May after receiving advice on what skaters wanted to see at the park.
Bargo resident and skateboarder Mitch Hamilton said he was delighted with the upgrades made at the facility.
Mr Hamilton, 23, said he wrote a petition calling for the upgrades when he was a teenager.
“We are stoked, it’s great that they’ve finally done it,” he said.
“There has been positive feedback already and everybody is loving it.
“I think it’s great that the skate park also accommodates for the younger kids.”
Council’s facilities and recreational team leader Rebecca Cassidy said council was proud to complete the upgrades.
Ms Cassidy said the project cost about $55,000 and council received a $20,000 grant from the federal government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
“The Bargo Skate Park has been there for at least 20 years and this issue [need for upgrades] had been raised a few times,” she said.
“We’ve had regular consultation with users of the skate park and the project is now complete.”
Ms Cassidy said council had received “mainly positive” feedback about the new-look park.
“We just need to adjust the distances of a few feature pieces,” she said.
Ms Cassidy said council planned to hold an official opening celebration event at the skate park.
“That date is to be announced but we will hold an event for the community before Christmas,” she said.
For more details, visit the Wollondilly Council website.