Despite the extreme heat, nothing seemed to slow down the local young Waroona skateboarders and BMX enthusiasts at the Railside Park Twilight Community Celebration on Friday evening.
Both the new SkateWave Park and the Pump Track were in full use under the big lights with local participants enjoying thrilling skateboarding demonstrations and competing for prizes in exciting competitions. The skate deck painting and face painting proved extremely popular, and the cooling units brought in for the kids into the Big Shed and the activity tent were very much appreciated by the parents.
Reverend Robert Jetta gave the Welcome to Country and MC Shire President Mike Walmsley was on hand to welcome Senator Louise Pratt, representing the Hon Kristy McBain. Senator Pratt spoke warmly of the joy that the park is so clearly bringing to the children of Waroona.
Mrs Robyn Clarke, MLA, representing the Hon David Templeman MLA, who sent his apologies, said she was proud to have helped make the park a reality. She congratulated the Shire of Waroona on their incredible efforts in finally bringing it to the community.
A few people tried their hand at pole carving, and will hopefully attend the upcoming community mosaic workshops. The artistic talent on display from the murals along the wall of Big Shed and at the SkateWave park were admired by everyone, and make a fantastic contribution to the colour and vibrancy of the park.
And finally, a variety of food trucks were kept very busy during the night, especially the icy cold mocktails and the Mr Whippy van.
Outstanding Perth band Gemini provided the latest tunes in the cooler evening environment, with locals relaxing and enjoying their music.
Railside Park proved to have something for everyone, as evidenced by a certain Deputy Shire President who was seen bravely hurtling around the park on her kids’ scooter!