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Gallery: Praise for design of Manjimup skatepark

Shannon BochenekManjimup-Bridgetown Times
VideoAbout 300 people attended the new Manjimup skatepark’s first Demo Day Jam at the weekend, with many more passing through to check out the action.

About 300 people attended the new Manjimup skatepark’s first Demo Day Jam at the weekend, with many more passing through to check out the action.

Talented riders from across the South West joined locals to celebrate the new park, which opened last week.

Event coordinator Jeremy Purdy said it was a “wonderful turnout” and the visiting riders were impressed with the park’s design.

A good crowd of locals and visitors gathered to watch the park in use.
Camera IconA good crowd of locals and visitors gathered to watch the park in use. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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“Some from Albany said it was one of the best designed parks they’ve ever ridden,” Mr Purdy said.

“It wasn’t the biggest, but it was one of the most well designed and unique parks.

“These are the people who ride really, really well.”

Along with experienced riders, a group of more than 60 youngsters spent time being coached on park etiquette prior to the demonstrations.

Riders from Allbany, Margaret River, Busselton and across the greater South West showcased their talents in the bowl.
Camera IconRiders from Allbany, Margaret River, Busselton and across the greater South West showcased their talents in the bowl. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Mr Purdy said an informal committee of about five members had organised the jam and coaching and they hoped to grow and become formalised in the near future.

“I’d like to see more coaching and events in the future, especially because the local group are so young,” he said.

“We’d like to get the parents more involved to drive this into the future.”

More pictures from the event:

Connor Markham, 13, Kayne Tompsett, 13, and Cooper Ebsary, 12, enjoyed the park on Saturday.
Camera IconConnor Markham, 13, Kayne Tompsett, 13, and Cooper Ebsary, 12, enjoyed the park on Saturday. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Fletcher Milentis,11, Lachy Fisher,12, and Isaac Femia,12 tested out the park on their scooters at the weekend.
Camera IconFletcher Milentis,11, Lachy Fisher,12, and Isaac Femia,12 tested out the park on their scooters at the weekend. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Raymond Ugle, 9, with friends Thomas Thorne, 13, and Harry Narkle, 11.
Camera IconRaymond Ugle, 9, with friends Thomas Thorne, 13, and Harry Narkle, 11. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Cooper Leonard, 10, Caitlin Tompsett, 11, and Raymond Mayers, 12.
Camera IconCooper Leonard, 10, Caitlin Tompsett, 11, and Raymond Mayers, 12. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
Zane Robertson, 14, Bodie Robertson, 10, Jemery Tompsett, 6, and Joch Seroka, 11 spent Saturday afternoon at the new park.
Camera IconZane Robertson, 14, Bodie Robertson, 10, Jemery Tompsett, 6, and Joch Seroka, 11 spent Saturday afternoon at the new park. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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