Works have wrapped up on the East Maitland Skatepark on Lawes Street and it is now open to skaters. The park features a skate bowl and street elements, along with three small all weather shelters, social seating spaces, a water bubbler and an area that supports spill out spaces for events and competitions.
The major component is the bowl, which is around two metres deep and 20 metres by eight metres wide. It offers something completely unique to all other skateparks in Maitland. An official opening of East Maitland Skatepark and an adjoining multipurpose court which is still under construction will happen in the new year.
The redeveloped multipurpose courts at Largs have also been a welcome addition since opening in November, with local kids getting plenty of use out of the new hoops, futsal goals and wallball facilities. It’s a wonderful example of a positive reuse project and adds to the vibrancy of the local area.