New skate space proposed for Sydney Park

New skate space proposed for Sydney Park
New skate space proposed for Sydney Park

Plans to build a new public skate park in Sydney Park are scheduled to be considered by City of Sydney Council late June.

Features will include include a combination of street and bowl obstacles, a 'lineal plaza zone' for technical tricks, a beginners bowl for new skaters and a flow bowl varying in depth from 1.5 to 3 metres

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the proposed skate space marks another major step in the transformation of Sydney Park from an industrial site some years ago, into a 44 hectare park land to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of residents. 

“We’ve listened to calls from the city’s skateboarding community who’ve been asking for more skate facilities for some time. 

“Not only are we building a new skate space in Sydney Park, we’re including the flow bowl straightaway rather than building it in a few years as originally planned. This is a result of extensive feedback we received when consulting with our communities.

“With more than 2,000 skateboarders living in our area, and around 56,000 skateboarders living within 20 kilometres of Sydney Park – we know this skate park will be extremely popular from day one.

“The park will link with the new children’s bike track and gymkhana covered area, allowing children to progress into the skate space as they grow up. 

“As part of the works, we’ve also proposed a new pathway system to provide the missing link to the southern area of the park.”

Cameron Sparkes, from the Sydney Skateboard Association, said the concept designs for this park are amazing and it looks like it could be one of the better public skate spaces in Sydney.

“We want to see more public skate parks and shared spaces in the City of Sydney and this is a great start," he said.

“Our community is rapidly growing. Skateboarding is debuting as an Olympic sport in Tokyo for the 2020 games and we’ve already seen a huge increase in participation rates since that announcement in early 2016.

“Our community’s demographic is extremely broad. All year round you can find boys and girls as young as six at skate parks, right through to people aged over 50."

If approved, construction of the skate space is scheduled to begin in April 2018 and be completed by mid-2019. 

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