Nimbin Peace and SK8 Parks
When the school was rebuilt on new grounds the sportsfield was no longer required.
Acquisition of the former Nimbin Central School property included 2 acres of land adjoining the Nimbin swimming pool, previously the school's sports field. When the school was rebuilt on new grounds the sportsfield was no longer required. For many years Nimbin Community Centre looked after this land, renamed Peace Park, with a view to turning it into a community park. In partnership with Lismore Council the Community Centre obtained funding to establish a playground in the park and set on a mission to see a skate park built there.
After much negotiation, a few false starts, and some intense negotiations with neighbours, the Nimbin SK8 Park was finally constructed in 2011. While Nimbin Community Centre supported and facilitated the project, a significant project championed by young people in the village, the organisation had very few income sources could not afford the insurance required for a SK8 park. In 2011 the insurance quote was over $10,000. As a result, in 2012 Nimbin Community Centre gifted Peace Park to Lismore City Council on the understanding that it would never be sold and that the hardcourt area would be given to the 7 Sibley St sustainability project should it be required.