The City of Playford engages young skate park users from Elizabeth and Munno Para to co-design youth led social support programs. The programs are facilitated by locally trained youth sector leaders, and with support from volunteers, are implementing a collaborative strategy delivering physical activity programs to promote social inclusion and positive physical and mental wellbeing.
A highly successful ‘Decks and Decks’ event was co-designed with young people and delivered in the January school holidays, with over 200 young people participating. A collaborative art installation has also been completed at the Elizabeth Skate Park enhancing the vibrancy of the area.
Weekly engagement activities are being delivered at the skate parks with strong participation from young people leading to increased engagement in other local youth programs. Partnerships and relationships are also being established with multicultural youth leaders, supporting participation by a diverse group of young people.
Another ‘Decks and Decks’ style event and a skate competition were held in the April school holidays.
Information about the project and upcoming events can be found on the Youth: City of Playford Facebook page.