Cape Town – Excited skaters from the Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg areas in Hout Bay can look forward to the Eyethu Skate Park breaking ground next week.
Recently, the City gave the green light for the Hout Bay skate park. This was after four gruelling years and tireless fund-raising.
Eyethu Skate Park, a Rotary Hout Bay Initiative supported by Eyethu Volunteers, organisers and the team said they still needed donations to the tune of R300 000 to complete the skate bowl. Once construction is complete, this skate park will benefit around 9 000 youngsters.
The project aims to “empower, connect and integrate the children of Hout Bay,” said volunteer marketing and project co-ordinator Vicki Scheffel.
“The community is severely lacking in safe community recreational spaces. We believe it is important that our youth have such spaces - they can be a creative outlet or a way for kids to find their place.”