Bulahdelah’s brand new skate park at Alum Mountain Park officially opened to the community on 26 June with a special community day for everyone to enjoy.
The impressive community facility has been over three years in the making and was heavily driven by the Bulahdelah Lions Club with assistance from Council and the Federal Government.
The official opening included an opening ceremony with addresses from MidCoast Council Mayor David West, Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie and representatives from Bulahdelah Lions Club.
The opening ceremony was followed by beginner and intermediate skate workshops with the team from Totem skateboards, skate demos, a barbecue and lucky door prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
Thank you to everyone who attended the beginner and intermediate skate workshops with the team from Totem Skateboarding.
This project and the official opening would not be possible without the support of many local groups and businesses, particularly the Bulahdelah Lions Club and the Federal Government's Building Our Future Fund and Trinity Skate.
Thanks also to everyone who has generously donated prizes for the official opening event on 26 June:
- Saltwater Wine Surf Centres
- Ridgey Didge Pies Forster
- Amaroo Cruises Forster
- Jungle Surf
- Forster Surf and Sport
- Forster Cycles
- PJs Cheaper Choice
- Forster Sport and Tackle
- The Stash House
This project has been over three years in the making and is the result of extensive consultation between Council, the Federal Government and community members, with the amazing support and drive of the Bulahdelah Lions Club.
The first community information and concept design session was held on the proposed site in 2017 with community members and students from Bulahdelah.
A pop-up session was held on site on Tuesday 10 December 2019, to reveal the design plans to the community and these can be viewed in the supporting documents on the right side of this page.
An on site meeting with the contractor took place in January 2020, followed by site establishment with fencing and signage.
COVID-19 border closures mean the park was unofficially opened in December 2020.
The Bulahdelah Lions Club raised $181,000 for the skate park with Council contributing $79,000 and the Federal Government a further $50,000.