Port Lincoln Skate Park extensions opened

Port Lincoln celebrated the opening of the newly redeveloped skate park this week and reflecting on those who helped the park become a reality back in 2003.

The skate park’s major upgrades and street skating extensions were officially opened on Wednesday by Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green and Minister for Planning Stephan Knoll.

Mr Knoll said this was a great initiative between the state government and the council and it was an example of spending money on something for young people.

Also mentioned was the work done by Jevan Wright, who died in 2000 in a shark attack at Elliston, which led to the establishment of the park in 2003.

A plaque remembering Jevan Wright was one of three unveiled at the opening.

Jevan’s mother Katrina Wright was on hand for the opening and said it was great to see something her son had a deep vision and passion for grow into what it is today.

“All the boys from back then had a vision for all this to be done in the future,” she said.