Choose Your Skateboard Park

Filed under Lake Macquarie, News, Sport & Recreation ~ by Press on  23 May 2020

Lake Macquarie City Council wants residents to choose the skate park design for Windale, Morisset and Croudace Bay.

Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park skateboard concept.

Architects used the first phase of community consultation to create six street-style skate park designs – two options for each location.

Residents are now asked to vote on which they like best.

We have a very passionate and avid skating community in Lake Macquarie, so it was important that we create something for the community by the community,” said Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser.

Together with Enlocus Landscape Architects we have created designs that responded to the community’s requests, so I’m excited to see how people vote.”

Council’s Manager Asset Management Brendan Callander said the designs include features that will appeal to both skateboarders and BMX riders.

We received a lot of input from that community suggesting they wanted a street-style design over a traditional skate bowl,” Mr Callander said.

Council will invest more than $2 million into the three locations and the designs feature dynamic skating elements like, steep flat banks, wallrides and down rails, I’m confident that each of the skate parks will have something for everyone.”

At Croudace Bay, the skate park is envisioned as part of a revamp for Thomas H Halton Park.

Morisset’s project would adjoin a new playground and outdoor fitness area in Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park.

In Windale, the Bahloo Reserve project is expected to double the size of the former skate park near the suburb’s PCYC.

The consultation period will be open until Wednesday 10 June, with skate fans as well as local residents able to log in and view the options before completing a short survey where they can pick their preferred design.

The survey can be completed and designs viewed online at: www.shape.lakemac.com.au

Above ~ Croudace Bay Thomas H Halton skateboard concept.
Below ~ Windale Bahloo Reserve skateboard park concept.


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