Stunt shows set to encourage Albany youth to make the most of facilities at Youth Challenge Park

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
A BMX stunt show on Friday night is sure to draw a crowd to Albany's Youth Challenge Park.
Camera IconA BMX stunt show on Friday night is sure to draw a crowd to Albany's Youth Challenge Park. Credit: City of Albany

Albany’s Youth Challenge Park will be taken over on Friday evening for a special BMX and parkour stunt show.

The free event will see visiting groups Freestyle Now and X5 Academy performing, while food vans, glitter body artists and a DJ will provide plenty more to enjoy.

City community development co-ordinator Tammy Flett said the shows will “get tougher and more exhilarating” as the event progresses.

“Events like the BMX and parkour stunt show are crucial in providing opportunities for youth to be inspired, fostering a sense of inclusiveness and belonging in the community,” she said.

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“Attendees can learn new skills or further develop existing ones while enjoying the festivities.

“The city anticipates that the positive outcomes of these events will encourage an increased utilisation of Youth Challenge Park, with individuals embracing and developing new skills into the future.”

The event runs from 4pm to 7pm.

Freestyle Now is no stranger to the venue, having previously put on a show at the park’s official opening in 2021.

The group will also be running beginner and intermediate skateboard, BMX and scooter workshops on Friday and Saturday.

“It is important to offer opportunities for youth to engage in active living in open spaces like Youth Challenge Park whereby activating the space with professional coaches, the city aims to boost their confidence in using the park’s various features,” Ms Flett said.

“This approach ensures a positive and empowering experience for the youth, promoting active and healthy lifestyles.”

Registration to take part in a workshop costs $5 and can be completed online.

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