Youth opinion sought on Wodonga skate park

SHADES, seats, rails and ledges may soon be added to the James Scott Memorial Skate Park in Wodonga.

And the community has the power to decide what should be included in the next stage of works.

Wodonga Council has committed $180,000 of its funds to the project and received $100,000 from the Victorian government’s Community Facility Funding Program.

The council’s recreation officer, Liona Edwards, said it wanted youth to have a sense of ownership of the park.

She said the council also wanted to entice more people to the park and promote active, healthy lifestyles.

Upgrades were made to the skate park last year but Ms Edwards said the council was using this opportunity to satisfy those who had specific requests.

“Maybe we haven’t catered as much for beginners and we want people who use it to continue doing so,” Ms Edwards said.

She hoped the next stage would be completed by December.

Brothers Luke and Jack Vennix are hoping to have their say on what needs improving.

“I would like them to build shades over the skate park because when it rains we can’t ride,” Luke said.

The community will have the opportunity to have their say on Wednesday, July 16, between 3pm and 6pm at Willow Park.

Alternatively people can offer input by visiting or by phoning (02) 6022 9300.