Mansfield skate park set for facility boost

A HELPING HAND: from left) Harry Green, Cindy McLeish, a rather unsteady Bill Sykes and Hayley Wilson at the funding announcement.

LAST Friday, Bill Sykes (MLA, Benalla) announced that Mansfield’s young people will be able to hone their BMX and skateboard tricks with $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program.

This will build a new Youth Hub including updated skate park facilities.

Mr Sykes said the project would provide both formal and informal skate opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, creating a hub to cater for the needs of youth recreation and the wider community.

“The current skate park is co-located on the Mansfield Recreation Reserve which has recently undergone major renovation works and I was pleased to join the member for Seymour Cindy McLeish at the official opening of the upgraded reserve,” Mr Sykes said.

“Sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, particularly here in Mansfield and I congratulate all the parties involved in their efforts to provide a great skate park and Youth Hub facility for the town.”

Mansfield Secondary College student Harry Green has been involved in progressing this project for some time.

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