Skate space to trans­form

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News -

The City of Rock­ing­ham has started con­struc­tion on the new $390,000 Sin­gle­ton Youth Space, with de­mo­li­tion of the old skate park on Lau­rie Stan­ford Re­serve set to make way for a new fa­cil­ity.

Set to be con­tem­po­rary and in­no­va­tive, the new skate park will in­clude steps, rails, skate­able ledges, quar­ter and half pipes as well as flat skat­ing ar­eas cater­ing for vary­ing skill lev­els and ac­ti­vates.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the youth space would help in get­ting the City’s youth out­doors and ac­tive.

“When it is com­pleted in early 2018, the new space will be sure to en­cour­age the Rock­ing­ham youth and com­mu­nity to get out­doors, be ac­tive and par­tic­i­pate in sports and recre­ation,” Cr Sam­mels said.

“The space will also in­clude a new half-court bas­ket­ball court, a shade struc­ture in­clud­ing seat­ing, and ad­di­tional tree plant­ing.”

An au­dit of the city’s ex­ist­ing skate parks car­ried out in 2015 iden­ti­fied Sin­gle­ton Skate Park as one that needed re­place­ment.

The new de­sign was de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity and lo­cal stu­dents to en­sure the fi­nal out­come will be well utilised and meet their de­sired out­comes.

Dur­ing con­struc­tion the park will be closed, with the near­est open fa­cil­ity be­ing Daniel Kel­ley Memo­rial Skate Park at Rhonda Scar­rott Re­serve in Golden Bay.

Pic­ture: Michael Wil­son

The new Sin­gle­ton skate park, which will re­place the old one on Lau­rie Stan­ford Re­serve, will have a con­tem­po­rary de­sign.

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