Red Frogs Australia partnership sure to make you ‘hoppy’

Published 25 July 2022

Red Frogs Australia partnership

Moreton Bay Regional Council and Red Frogs Australia have hopped on the same team to deliver $10,000 worth of activities and programs around skate parks, music festivals and education in schools about schoolies safety.

Mayor Peter Flannery said Council will fund the Red frogs to deliver skate workshops, events and sausage sizzles at local skateparks; hydration stations and support at music festivals; and the delivery of Party Safe and Schoolies Survival Seminars in local schools.

“Red Frogs Australia do immense work right around the country to help provide safe places for young people to play, unwind and be themselves,” he said.

“I hope this partnership will help young people to  enjoy our awesome parks and facilities right across Moreton Bay, while providing them a positive influence.

“Council’s currently in the middle of revamping seven of our skate parks across Moreton Bay with input on the design phase from locals through our Skate Park Upgrade and Renewal Program.

“So this partnership perfectly aligns with the work we’re doing to bring life into some of our ageing parks and provide young people with alternative ways to get outside and exercise in a safe way.

“As we continue grow, we need the best sports and recreation facilities for locals to enjoy skate parks are big part of that as we countdown to an exciting 2032 Olympics & Paralympics on home soil.”

Councillor Adam Hain (Div 3) said that Red Frogs Australia will establish a weekly Friday afternoon program at Morayfield Skate Park.

“The Morayfield Skate Park revamp has been a massive passion project of mine and this year it will finally get $1.5 million worth of upgrades to make get it back to being one of the best skate parks in South East Queensland,” he said.

“Red Frogs will ‘adopt’ this skate park by setting up a weekly event with volunteers who’ll put on sausage sizzles and other fun skate activities to encourage a safe and welcoming skatepark community.

“This will soon be the be an amazing place for kids to hang out, socialise and get active in a safe and positive space, so make sure you come down and check it out.”