New Skate Park Proposed for Lemon Tree Passage Port Stephens Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 19, 2021 Youth worker James Campbell, Steve Tucker and local Lions Club members with local young people at a get-together at the existing Mallabula skatepark. PORT Stephens Council’s proposal to construct a new $250,000 skate park on the waterfront at Lemon Tree Passage has divided the community. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] Some believe the skate park is best left where it is near the sports ovals at Mallabula. Others assert that an additional skate park in Lemon Tree Passage would dovetail well with the other recreational facilities and bring more people to the area. Port Stephens Council Central Ward Councillor Steve Tucker believes that the proposed new skate park would be a ‘win-win’ for everyone in the local community. “By effecting minor repairs to the old skate park, it would give the young people options. “They will still be able to use the facility for their very popular get-togethers with BBQs, music and arts and crafts without the risk of upsetting local residents,” he said. “Its central location is great and provides an optional recreational facility for those attending the little Athletics, the pool and the football matches,” he added. “It also has a BMX track nearby,” he added. “The new one is still not at the design stage and community input will be sought before we proceed. “We envisage a low key plan with pathway connections to the existing tidal pool , jetty, play equipment, shops and picnic areas,” he stated. “Extra parking will be needed,” he said. The proposed new skate park site beside the water at Lemon Tree Passage.