The rebuild of the Putāruru Skate Park is now expected to be completed a month later than expected, at the end of April.
Bad weather during the summer has delayed the completion of the Putāruru Skate Park rebuild.
The original target completion date of the $550,000 project was late March, but the new tentative completion date is late April.
South Waikato District Council project manager Joanne Salvacion said heavy rains in the summer had delayed some concrete works and some changes had been made to the original design.
“The long-awaited skate park is still rapidly taking shape thanks to the efforts of the contractors,” she said.
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“The lower part of the park is almost complete with the first transition and volcano [feature] rounded.
“Contractor J-Stone also spoke to the project steering committee and local skatepark users to discuss parts of the design.
“An agreement has been made to change the current height of the minor transitions in the park from 6 feet to 8 feet,” Salvacion said.
Another change was also made to remove the island in the lower portion of the park and instead include a volcano and kicker slopes.
“We would like to thank everyone involved in our steering committee for their advice, support and involvement in the project,” she said.
“Their passion for ensuring the skatepark becomes a triumph for the Putāruru community is admired and greatly appreciated.”
Putāruru’s Bent St skate bowlbuilt in the 1980s and one of the first in the country, it is being completely renovated as part of a major renovation of the city’s skate park.
It comes after South Waikato District Council agreed to contribute $550,000 to the community-led project in 2021-22 as part of its long-term plan.