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Gnarly tricks and top tips will mark the official opening of Griffith’s brand new, state-of-the-art skate park on Saturday 14 July, 2018 at 11.30am.

Griffith City Council is pleased to announce the opening will be a family friendly event running from 11.30am to 4pm. 

Mayor John Dal Broi said he looks forward to seeing the new facility unveiled.

“It should be a great day and I hope we see lots of families come along to help us celebrate this opening,” said Councillor Dal Broi

Hit 99.7 will be on hand broadcasting live throughout the day. The fun and games will include a jumping castle, face painting and a coffee van.  

Totem Skateboarding will be running workshops and competitions, with professional skaters Chris Vaughan and Nixen Osborne lending their expertise to the epic event.

According to Totem Skateboarding’s Nigel Cameron, locals are in for a real treat as they watch these natural talents do their thing.

“They know no boundaries and have the ability to do what they want, when they want, and on any obstacle,” said Mr Cameron.

“Chris is originally from Yenda and has cemented his name into skateboarding in Australia with his fearless approach to massive handrails and big bowls. Chris has been involved with skating from a young age and came to the attention of the skateboarding world after being one of the youngest entrants at Leeton's RIGGS Cup nearly 14 years ago. Chris now works for Totem Skateboarding sharing his love of Skateboarding around Australia and skates for some of the biggest brands in the industry. Vans shoes and Dickies apparel.

“At only age 17, Nixen has skated the biggest bowl competitions across the country.

“His natural ability is matched by his massive bag of tricks which includes his famous handstands and backflips. Nixen also shares his love of skateboarding through the work of Totem Skateboarding around Australia.”

Skateboarders, scooter users and BMX riders will be able to test their skills on the new grind rails and boxes, banks and three quarter pipe ramps.

The Skate Park now features a deep bowl and street obstacles set to challenge both advanced and intermediate users, a covered shelter and seating.

Extensive community consultation for the skate park concluded in 2017, with work by Precision Skate Parks commencing in April 2018.

The development is a joint funded project between NSW Department of Industry and Griffith City Council through the Public Reserve Management Fund.

Local skaters are invited to help celebrate the opening, with plenty of giveaways and DJs helping add atmosphere.  

Check it all out from 11.30am Saturday 14 July, 2018 in Olympic Street, Griffith.