New street art gives skate park a fresh start

BRIGHT new artwork has given the Rosny Skate Park a summer facelift, as part of an ongoing transformation designed to change public perceptions of the popular park.

Clarence City Council teamed up with street art organisation Vibrance to engage two local artists, Mudskamp and Freekshow, to liven up the area, with fresh public artwork now adorning the park’s non-skate surfaces and upright walls.

The colourful artwork is aimed at deterring graffiti, with the Council having undertaken a major makeover of the skate park in recent months including deep cleaning, graffiti removal and a complete repair and reseal of all skate surfaces.

Council has also been engaging with youth and skate organisations and programs to better activate the space with regular youth focused activities and competitions.

Clarence Mayor Brendan Blomeley said he was excited to see this breath of new life for the popular skate park.

“We hope that through changing the perception of the skate park by creating a sense of ownership of the area for all people using it, we can help foster and support a feeling of pride, care and safety,” he said.

“We want this area to be a safe and welcoming place for our young people to meet, use and enjoy.

“There is a new skate feature in the works for 2023 to further enhance this facility, and our recent clean-up effort and this artwork installation are big steps to improving the culture of the space.

“Plus with ongoing routine deep cleaning and graffiti removal, further space activation and continued work with Rosny College, there is much more to come for the Rosny Skate Park.”

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