Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is letting us know that he and Labor MLA Chris Bourke have officially opened the Belconnen Skate Park:
With Chris Bourke MLA, I opened the revamped Belconnen Skate Park (aka ‘Belco Bowl’) today – a splendid facility for skaters and BMX riders that was partly funded by federal money under the stimulus program. It’s located on the edge of Lake Ginninderra, which I argued can remind skaters that their sport started when Californian surfers looked out at flat waves, and decided they had to invent another sport.
The original Belco Bowl was opened in the early-1980s, only a few years after the invention of the ‘ollie’. I’m told that the revamp makes this the largest skate park in the southern hemisphere. It’ll be a great place for skaters to make friends, try new tricks, and enjoy the great view across the lake.