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The potential of the Macleay Island Skate Park as a multi-function facility was evident at the recent official opening of the park.

The opening was enhanced by the skate park's design that made use of the local topography to afford a natural amphitheatre.

The facility was officially opened by Redland City Council Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards.

Cr Edwards outlined the history of the skate park and the real journey - coming up with the money - that was required to make it become a reality.

He was full of praise for the skate park and the design that will make it a multi-purpose amenity.

"The construction by Doval Constructions has made wonderful use of this piece of Macleay Island that will offer benefits to all islanders.

"I can see it being used for a multitude of events here on Macleay Island," the councillor said.

Throughout the day there were bands playing, DJ music, demonstrations by skateboard experts, surrounding food and beverages as well as community fund raisers, face painting and more.

"Clearly the skate park has other use potential.

"The stage at the bottom of the park compliments the amphitheatre effect, and I can see musical and other events working really well here," Cr Edwards concluded.

Certainly the skate park received a tick of approval from island youngsters.

Boosted by the FREE inter-island travel, youngsters from all the Bay Islands can now enjoy the new facility.

Scooters, skateboards, BMX stunt bikes and rollerblades can all use the new skate park.

Safety talks were provided throughout the day by the experts who attended.

The day was organised by Redland City Council's Haleel Rane and youth director Kara Mansley.

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