Play spaces activated with huge upgrades to BMX and skate parks

Ready for action: The $1.3 million Mount Compass Recreation Park will officially launch on Sunday October 13.
Ready for action: The $1.3 million Mount Compass Recreation Park will officially launch on Sunday October 13.

Youths across the Fleurieu will be kept busy these school holidays, having access to two newly curated recreation spaces.

The Goolwa Pump Track and Mount Compass Recreation Park are set to entertain the next generation of extreme sports lovers and will both officially open this weekend.

Nestled next to the Goolwa Skate Park and BMX track on Glendale Grove, the Goolwa Pump Track features a series of banked turns and humps, allowing riders of varying skill levels to to navigate the circuit by creating their own momentum.

The addition of the new pump track will transform the precinct into a hub of sporting action, catering for skating, scooting, blading and BMX riders.

With a colourfully decorated skate park not dissimilar to those found in Venice Beach California, skaters have full use of a range of half and quarter pipes, rails, spines and fun boxes to keep everyone entertained, from seasoned shredders to newly scooter obsessed youngsters.

Join in the fun, when the Goolwa Pump Track is officially opened from 10am on Friday October 11. Take advantage of a free sausage sizzle and bike maintenance check, and go into the running to win a variety of great prizes including a bike and skateboard.

Then, gear up for another day of action at the official opening of the $1.3 million Mount Compass Recreation Park, from 11am, Sunday October 13.

While locals and kids from near and far have already been enjoying the new skating facilities at the park, the BMX track is now ready for action and festivities on the day will include BMX and skateboarding demos, prizes and a sausage sizzle.

The construction and landscaping of the huge recreation park has provided for a large scale BMX track, a full skate park, open play spaces, picnic shelters, and a basket swing and slide.

Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes said the new pump track and recreation park will offer excellent opportunities for the region's youth to be active.

"The openings of both the Goolwa Pump Track and the Mount Compass Recreation Park not only deliver much needed and desired for recreational infrastructure for the region, but most importantly provide places where our youth and their families can socialise, exercise and enjoy being outdoors.

"Alexandrina is all about activating our spaces, and fostering positive wellbeing," he said.