Whittlesea Skate Park and BMX Track was officially opened following at $950,000 upgrade. Pictured is City of Whittlesea administrator Christian Zahra, chair administrator Lydia Wilson, chief executive Craig Lloyd, administrator Peita Duncan, Member for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage and Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne.

Whether on two wheels or four, users of Whittlesea Skate Park and BMX Track are enjoying the challenge of putting their skills to the test on the park’s new attractions. 

The popular skate park on Beech Street in Whittlesea has undergone a major $950,000 upgrade to freshen it up for bike, scooter and skateboard users of all ages. 

The project was made possible by a $575,000 contribution from the City of Whittlesea and $375,000 from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. 

Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne and Member for Yan Yean Lauren Kathage joined with council administrators Lydia Wilson, Peita Duncan and Christian Zahra on Tuesday for a tour of the park. 

Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the park was deliberately designed to cater to users from beginner to advanced skill levels. 

“This is another wonderful example of the City of Whittlesea working with the Victorian Government to deliver important infrastructure projects in our growing communities,” Ms Wilson said. 

“The feedback we’ve received since the upgrades were finished has been incredibly positive and we’re really pleased that people are enjoying the park.” 

The City of Whittlesea worked closely with the region’s young residents to perfect the park’s design, which features an open bowl, fun box, quarter pipes, asphalt pump track and more. 

The works also included spectator areas, seating, signage, a drinking fountain and bins.