Te Awamutu’s skatepark – the first of four new skate and parkour facilities to be completed in the district – will have an official opening on Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm at Centennial Park.
The event will feature food trucks, music, prizes and demonstrations by skateboarding and parkour professionals.
Construction began on the skatepark in March, and has been on schedule. The facility is the first training area for parkour in the area.
Waipā District Council community services manager Brad Ward said the new facilities had given Centennial Park a full refresh “and transformed it into facilities that both skaters and parkour athletes of all abilities and levels will be proud of and enjoy for many years to come.”
Next in line for skate and parkour facilities are Kihikihi, Pirongia, and Cambridge.
- Archer Miller is a Te Pūkenga Wintec journalism student.