At the beginning of this year, the NCNS Youth team found out that they were successful in their proposal for a Magnetic Places grant from the Penrith City Council, aiming to update the existing Skate Park in Cranebrook to make it livelier and give local youth ownership of the space.
This project began in March with a Skate Park Mural workshop where local youth were invited to come along to brainstorm ideas for the design of the artwork that would feature in the Skate Park. After the first workshop, NCNS Youth Workers, Sami & Joe, decided to make this project a part of their Monday after school program and since then, have been working with a number of young people from Cranebrook to bring these ideas to life.
During this time, we have seen young people take pride in their area, their work and themselves. We are so proud of all of the youth who contributed their time to help design, create and install the Cranebrook Skate Park Mural. They have done an incredible job transforming the park, certainly leaving their mark for the years to come.
NCNS Youth Worker, Sami Thoms, enthused about the completion of the project, “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped out painting the Cranebrook Skate Park. It was a massive job, but it looks absolutely amazing! We would like to give a massive shout out to artist Diamando Koutsellis, we could not have done this without all your help. We would also like to thank Penrith City Council for the financial support that has allowed us to complete this massive project.”
Check out the amazing Skate Park transformation below:
The below photos were taken by Photo: Jordan Wheatley (courtesy of Penrith City Council)