New 1100sqm skatepark at John St recreational park in Winton will be officially open to the public on Saturday, September 2, from 11am.
Winton Skatepark committee chairwoman Dawn Brocks said she was looking forward to the opening.
“Already I know that people from surrounding districts are coming here and I think that giving youth a place to play is exciting. I always had a vision of this skatepark being a family place and I wanted to see people sitting around, having a picnic while watching their kids play,” she said.
The skatepark will be open every day from 7am to 10pm.
The Southland District Council gifted the land for the skatepark. Its building was funded by Community in Kind Contributions, Community Trust of Southland, local businesses and through fundraising.