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World’s largest shaded skatepark to open in Hedland

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 at 11:42:37 AM

The world’s largest shaded skatepark will soon be open for the Hedland community to enjoy following the latest $7.2 million investment.

The skatepark in South Hedland was initially opened in 2015, without shade, through a $4 million investment. The latest improvement to the facility has included construction of a state-of-the-art shade structure which includes audio-visual technology, an expansion of the rideable space, and refurbishment of the existing skatepark.

From Thursday, construction fences will be moved back and the main parts of the skatepark open for the public to use. Some parts will remain closed while further landscaping work continues.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor, Peter Carter, said it was an exciting moment to have the construction fences moved and members of the community once again enjoying the park.

“The skatepark is a prized possession for the Hedland community and was always impressive. With this latest $7.2 million investment in the shade structure, it elevates the facility to among the best skateparks in the world,” Mayor Carter said.

“We’ve done our research and can confirm that the South Hedland skatepark is the largest shaded skatepark in the world. I’m expecting people from all over Australia, and even the globe, will want to come and experience the facility for themselves.”

“We appreciate the community’s patience while we undertook this exciting redevelopment and construction project. Over the last year and a half we have completely transformed the facility.”

Mayor Carter said the Council was committed to investing in Hedland to ensure the community was provided with amenities that made living and working in the district attractive.

“The Town has recently confirmed its plans to construct projects that amount to $817 million of investment over the next 15 years,” Mayor Carter said.

“The shaded skatepark is a prime example of how this sort of investment can completely change the look and feel of a town, while providing opportunities for activity and exercise.”

An official opening of the skatepark is planned for late November featuring soon-to-be-announced renowned skaters and riders for an exhibition style event and workshops. 

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