Vicky Sarris, Jake Sadler, William Sarris and Kiarah Sopeer are petitioning for a skate park at River Heads.
Vicky Sarris, Jake Sadler, William Sarris and Kiarah Sopeer are petitioning for a skate park at River Heads. Alistair Brightman

Children with nothing to do want skate park in River Heads

BORED youngsters in River Heads are petitioning the council to build a state park.

Children have challenged the council to find the money needed to build it by collecting 27 names and suggesting a location across the road from the town's shops.

River Heads Progress Association president Billie Rustin said no public transport serviced the area and youths were isolated and needed facilities to keep them entertained.

"The kids say in their letter that they are bored and that there is nothing to do," Ms Rustin said.

"We're quite lucky they're a very good bunch of kids - we don't have a graffiti problem, we don't have vandalism - but bored kids can still find mischief, even good kids.

"They have to rely on their parents to drive them to Hervey Bay to get to the skate park because there's no public transport. The kids are a bit stranded out here."

Ms Rustin said the progress association hoped the council could make funds available.

Events, sport and recreation and open space portfolio councillor Darren Everard said the children had contacted him about the park.

"They have asked for a meeting so we're trying to arrange a suitable time," Cr Everard said.

"I'm very happy to talk with them."



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