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Watsonia Pop Up Skatepark is coming

Thu 14 December, 2017

Local skateboarders, roller skaters and scooter riders will be in seventh heaven in January when Banyule Council hosts a pop up skatepark in Watsonia.

The pop up skatepark will be on Ibbottson Street outside Watsonia Library from 7 to 24 January.

A huge range of family friendly activities will be provided including skate sessions supervised every day by skateboarding company Ownlife from 3-8pm, sessions for young riders, workshops, Fridays for girls and family skate sessions.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said that the pop up skatepark follows the success of the previous pop up park at the same location.

“Council’s Youth Services team have planned a great event with plenty of activities for all ages and I encourage all our City’s young people to get involved,” Cr Di Pasquale said.

“Getting outside, active and skateboarding or riding a scooter is fantastic exercise, a lot of fun and a great way to spend time with friends.

“This pop up skatepark is for all skill levels, from the complete beginner to the experienced rider looking for some challenges.”

The Watsonia Pop Up Skatepark will open on 7 January with skateboarding, live street art, live music, children’s activities and a community barbecue from 12 to 8pm.

In the days and weeks after that there will be art activities, scooter jams, music performances, an ‘80s night, female skate sessions. See the full program.

Ownlife will lend boards and helmets at all facilitated sessions to those just starting out or who don’t have their own board.