Sisters Beach Community Celebrates Recreation Park Opening
The Sisters Beach Recreation Park was officially opened on Saturday 20 February, with the skate park facility getting a workout from locals and visitors, excited to try out the new facility.
Along with the official opening formalities, the Know Your Odds Scoot, Skate and BMX Competition Series took place on the day, with riders vying for top prizes.
The new Sisters Beach Recreation Park has ramps for bikes, scooters and skateboards, as well as an enclosed basketball half court.
Made possible with the help of a $70,000 grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF), the project and grant application were initiated by the Sisters Beach Community Association (SBCA) and progressed via a working group with the Waratah-Wynyard Council.
The facility adds to an area that is already popular for both locals and visitors, after once being a little used hardstand area.
Members of the SBCA Ben Saward and Jono Vincent led the charge in the development of the facility and they welcomed the new recreation space.
“It’s been a few years in the making. It’s great to see the day has finally arrived,” Mr Saward said.
Tasmanian Community Fund Chair Sally Darke said the SBCA is an example of a group of volunteers committed to improving it’s township and engaging widely in the process to ensure the community gets what it needs.
“The recreation park is designed to enhance community health and well-being by increasing
opportunities for visitors, residents of Sisters Beach and the surrounding rural communities to participate in physical activity and greater social interaction,” Ms Darke said.
“It is terrific to see the young people of the area utilising the new facility in such numbers and with plenty of enthusiasm.”