CALLING all grinders, the skate-park is nearly open for business.
While it might be the city's skaters who are most eager to rip it up on Viaduct Park's new ramps, bowls and rails, the council is hoping to roll-out another feature for the $1.7 million facility.
Tamworth Regional Council has called for expressions of interest to establish an on-site cafe at the skate-park.
The council will officially open the new rink on May 26, bringing in a pro-crew to demo the premium park and give out some free lessons.
Unfortunately, the cafe won't be grinding out fresh brews in a fortnight's time, with the expressions of interest open until June 12.
A cafe has been on the cards for the upgraded park for a while, the council's project manager has previously said.
"Hopefully, we can add to it later with basketball courts and bouldering walls and possible a coffee shop," Grant Reeckman said.
"Something like a couple of shipping containers with youth coming down here and learning some skills in hospitality and also a performing arts stage for bands and thing on a Friday night."
There could also be plans for a public art space at the park with the council hinting there could be a new area approved for graffiti and street art.
In the lead-up to the grand opening in the coming weeks, the Tamworth youth council has been running a skate deck design competition.
The winner of the competition will be gifted a skateboard with their design printed on the deck at the official opening of the new skate park.
"We hope that everyone really gets behind this design competition as we would love to see some Tamworth-grown creativity skating around the new park," youth councillor Oliver Keft-Gill said.
The council contributed $700,000 towards the park which was jointly-funded with $1 million from the state government. It is hoped the skate park will host regional and state competitions.