SLICK SURFACE: Contractors are worried their work will be undone by people using the skate park before it’s finished.
SLICK SURFACE: Contractors are worried their work will be undone by people using the skate park before it’s finished.

Just a little wait to skate

OVEREAGER skaters keen to drop in on the new bowl in Harbour Drive could be their own worst enemies with potential to delay the opening.

While the concrete pour is over and the skate surface itself is ready to go, work continues on the finishing touches ahead of the July 26 opening.

Landscaping and laying of a protective rubber surface outside the skate area could be damaged by people entering the work site after hours to use the ramps and bowls according to Coffs Harbour City Council.

"Certainly we've still got quite a bit of work, and it is a work site," director of City Services Ben Lawson said.

"One thing we don't want to do is have things damaged before it's finished."

Opening day will feature local bands, skate and BMX demonstrations and the fulfilling of a long-held dream of local skaters to have a high quality facility.

"We can understand people's desire to ride on it and we're working through the last few bits of work that had to be finished after the concreting," Mr Lawson said.

"We'd particularly ask people to be patient and remember it is still a work site."

"One thing it (the unauthorised use) does do is demonstrate the support for the venue and how well it will be used when it's open."



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