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Skate park coming after 30 years of wrangling

Kenzie Jennings-Gruar
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Sumner skate park plan.  Christchurch City Council (Supplied)

A Sumner child first wrote to the city council asking for a skate park in the late 1980s. Three decades later, it's happening.

The skate park will be located on Nayland St, opposite the new Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre.

City councillor Sara Templeton was excited.

She said the community has a high proportion of young people. The existing, temporary skate ramp had been "well loved". 

Sumner had lost many community spaces due to the earthquakes, Templeton said.

"I'm really looking forward to it," she said.

The park would have an adjacent village green.

Christchurch City Council Head of Parks, Andrew Rutledge, the skate park construction would 14 to 18 weeks.

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The land set aside for the skate park