Snowy Monaro Regional Council encouraged young people throughout the region to become involved in designing a sign for each of their town’s skate parks.
Council administrator Dean Lynch said that in the lead up to 2017 Youth Week, young people were encouraged to create a design that represented their local skate park and submit it to council’s Youth Development team.
“The local skate parks are a valuable asset for the Snowy Monaro region.
“They provide free outdoor recreation for our young people and help keep them active.
“There were some great designs with the winning entries transformed into welcome signage at each skate park across the Snowy Regional. These were unveiled as part of 2017 Youth Week celebrations.
“The signs are intended to brighten up the parks and to create a sense of ownership over a space that belongs to young people,” Mr Lynch said.
The new sign at the Bombala skate park was designed by young local lad Clayton Worley and unveiled during 2017 Youth Week.
Council’s Economic Development and Tourism manager, Karen Cash said that Clayton had received a $100 gift voucher for his design.
“The skate park event was good as it allowed young people to tell council of the improvements they would like at their skate parks.
“Suggestions included a skate park bowl, more rubbish bins, lighting and work on the BMX track.
“Projects that I will now look to implementing are the bowl which will be needing funding as will the BMX improvements and lighting,” Ms Cash said.
Similar events were held at other skate parks throughout the region.
New signs designed by local young people are to be installed by council at Cooma, Jindabyne and Berridale skate parks leading up to 2017 Youth Week.
There were some great designs with the winning entries transformed into welcome signage at each skate park across the Snowy Regional. These were unveiled as part of Youth Week celebrations.