Start to former skate park site transformation

Plans to enhance the Peel Picnic Spot is moving ahead with work underway to remove some structures of the former Tamworth Skate Park in Peel Street opposite Tamworth PCYC.

Tamworth Regional Council Manager Sport and Recreation, Paul Kelly, said the area will complement the recently completed long vehicle car park.

“This project has been planned since the new Tamworth Regional Skatepark at Viaduct Park was finished,” he said.

“We have always intended to not have two skate parks on Peel Street and instead rejuvenate the old skate park area to allow some picnic tables to be installed so travellers using the long vehicle carpark have somewhere to take a break.”

Mr Kelly said the structures at the former skate park were assessed by a structural engineer to determine if they could be reused.

“The existing half pipe construction does not comply with current standards and is not cost effective to repair, while the other structures need significant repairs and but are being disassembled for use in another location in the region,” he said.

There are currently no funds to fully embellish the area with a range of seating, picnic shelters, and paths, . however it is hoped in the coming year that the areas under the two existing shade sails can be renovated and picnic tables installed.

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