Local skaters have been cleaning up their act and picking up litres of litter in the past three months as
part of a community skate park challenge.
Mayor Tom Tate applauded participants of the City of Gold Coast’s Skate2Clean challenge, paying
special kudos to the Miami community for claiming the cleanest skate park.
“Congratulations to the families and community members who have taken pride in their skate park and
worked hard to keep it clean,” he said.
“Those involved in cleaning Pizzey Park, which won this challenge, deserve a special mention because
their efforts have been ongoing for years.
“This challenge has also saved rate payers more than $10,000 during the 12 week period as cleaning
costs have halved at these nominated skate parks.”
The Pizzey Bowls Club is a group of senior skaters aged between 40 and 55 years who clean their
treasured skate park every week.
“We skate there most days of the week so before we can skate, we pick up the rubbish,” club member
Hauge Best said.
“We work with the City to paint over graffiti. We take pride in our local community and are always happy to
help when we can.
“This has been a wonderful way to get the community involved in taking care of their local skate park,” he
The six participating skate parks include Nerang, Mudgeeraba, Varsity, Pizzey Park, Elanora and Tugun.
Locals were invited to a free community event at Pizzey Park, which include a live skate
demonstration, giveaways, prizes, music and a barbeque.