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Melville Park closed for finishing touches

The new and improved Melville Skate Park

Melville Park will be fenced off from 23 March for two weeks while final work on the upgraded park is completed.

Tagbusters – the Hamilton City Council graffiti removal team – will be on site to clean the park’s hard surfaces. Replanting and sealing will also be done over this time. All fencing will come down on 4 April.

The project to upgrade the popular skate park and play space started in April 2019, with construction beginning in August of last year.

The upgraded playground, basketball court and a portion of the skate park, including the bowl, were reopened for the summer holidays.

The local community has been closely involved in the upgrade, with Htown Skate Project and regular skaters working alongside the Council on the skate park’s redesign.

Public feedback helped decide what new play equipment should be introduced and how the park could be more usable for the whole community.

The Melville Park skate bowl is iconic and has been skated by legends, including Tony Hawk in the 1980s.

Find out more about the project at hamilton.govt.nz/melvilleskate

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