Skate park construction has started
Construction of the skate park started in May 2015 and is due to be finished by September, weather permitting. Major earthworks are complete and construction is under way on the skate bowl area. Concrete has been poured for the seating wall and hardstand area on top of the skate bowl.
Although the 30 by 35 metre site is small compared to some skate parks, the design includes:
· a large skate bowl
· a large street skate area
· large raised concrete hard stand area with shade structures, bike racks and a water fountain
The new $700,000 skate park in Chifley Reserve is between the new car park and Bunnerong Road at the northern end of Chifley Reserve.
As a result of the community consultations, the original plans were modified to include a street skate area.
To help design the new skate park, Council set up an advisory group of local experienced skaters, skate park design specialists, consulting Engineers and Council Landscape Architects.
This group developed the design which includes a pump hump, euro gap, hubbas, grind rails, a boomerang bowl, taco, transitions, a wedge bank with hubbas, shelter and weather screening, seating and landscaping with native plants.
The simple robust modular shade structure and laser cut steel screening walls will now use skate silhouette images.
The artist perspectives and concept plans on this site were used during the community consultations. These changes have been included in the construction technical construction drawings.
The inclusion of a skate park in Chifley Reserve was the result of extensive community consultations in developing the Chifley Reserve Plan of Management.
Consultation has concluded