Skateboarder Eric Timmins is among the first users Thursday at the new skatepark at Harewood Centennial Park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Skateboarder Eric Timmins is among the first users Thursday at the new skatepark at Harewood Centennial Park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s newest skatepark now open for use in Harewood

Harewood Centennial Park amenity opens on schedule

Skateboarders have a new place to ride, try tricks and hang out.

The skatepark at Harewood Centennial Park is now open for use and is already busy with skaters.

The park includes a kidney-shaped bowl and a “street-style plaza” with eight types of features, according to the City of Nanaimo website. First Nations artists collaborated to create artwork that was painted onto the concrete surface at the skatepark.

The skatepark budget was $779,000.

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