A group of people stand around a large sign for the Junee Skate park.

Upgrades to Junee’s Skate Park are officially open, with local riders and skaters now able to ramp up their skills.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke opened the facilities, which have been upgraded thanks to a $241,300 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Ms Cooke said it was fantastic local riders have been able to have their say on the improved park.

“The Stronger Country Communities Fund is all about making our communities more liveable, and here we have a wonderful asset that has been improved to appeal to what its local users want,” Ms Cooke said.

“The work here by the Junee Shire Council and the community is great, and this means the park can be enjoyed for years to come.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure to open these upgrades.”

General Manager of Junee Shire Council James Davis said the skate park was a key community asset.

“Our Youth Council were involved in this upgrade and with the original design. It’s so important we meet the youth’s expectations and it means they take some ownership of this facility because they’ve been a strong component of its design and implementation,” Mr Davis said.

“The skate park has received a fresh look and feel but also there’s new seating, shade, surveillance and artwork. Everyone can enjoy this community facility right in the centre of Junee.”