Taking a break from building at the Rock Off Indoor Park, local tradies Michael Bentley and Jesse Ayers relax in the foam pit where skateboard, scooter and BMX riders will land when the park opens in December.
Taking a break from building at the Rock Off Indoor Park, local tradies Michael Bentley and Jesse Ayers relax in the foam pit where skateboard, scooter and BMX riders will land when the park opens in December. Alistair Brightman

Wheels in motion for skate park opening on December 15

HERVEY Bay kids are counting down the days - but it's not Christmas they're waiting for.

On December 15, the long-awaited indoor skate park at Pialba opens its doors, with 1400 sq m of ramps, jumps, bowls and steps waiting to test the metal of skate, BMX and scooter riders.

The design of Rock Off Indoor Park is a closely guarded secret, but come opening day all will be revealed with a big day of skate demonstrations and giveaways.

Owner Mandy Maurer said the park had been in the planning for the past 12 months.

Most of the major work has been finished using locally sourced materials. The park has already been given the thumbs up by local tradies working on the site and her regular shop riders who have taken test runs.

Ms Maurer has been interviewing for the 16 staff positions and will be short-listing this week.

On Boat Harbour Dr, the park will be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.