Wheeled sports enthusiasts are rejoicing after the revamped Mount Helena Skate Park re-opened with a new addition on Friday 19 February.
Closed for upgrades since December last year, the facility now features a skate bowl, a key request during community consultation in early 2020.
Shire President, John Daw, said the re-opening of the skate park was an exciting milestone for the community.
"The Shire worked with the Mount Helena community to upgrade the park, with an overwhelming majority showing desire for the addition of a skate bowl," he said.
"This is the first skate bowl for the Shire and we are thrilled at the turnout of users over the weekend."
During the upgrade, the Shire also undertook maintenance and repairs on the existing skate park, which included adding stairs to ramps for greater accessibility.
"There was an immense amount of rubbish and plastic, as well as graffiti that was removed from
within and around the site," added Cr Daw.
"We hope these upgrades engender local pride in the
park so that we never see rubbish at those levels again.
"The park has been designed so that it can be enjoyed by all, and everyone has a responsibility to ensure this skate park maintains its current levels of cleanliness," added Cr Daw.
The upgrade was funded with the support of a $100,000 grant from the State Government's Local Projects and Local Jobs program and a $50,000 contribution from Shire of Mundaring.
Open to all, the upgraded skate park is located adjacent to Elsie Austin Oval Pavilion.