Skate park for Water­view Re­serve

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Water­view is not only get­ting a huge new tun­nel, but a skate park and BMX cir­cuit are also join­ing in the mix.

The re­de­vel­op­ment of the Water­view Re­serve sees the new ad­di­tions on track to open this sum­mer along­side the play­ground which opened last year.

‘‘The lo­cal com­mu­nity will be spoilt for recre­ational choice when these two ac­tion sports fa­cil­i­ties open for peo­ple to use for skat­ing and bik­ing this sum­mer,’’ New Zealand Transport Agency’s Auck­land high­way man­ager Brett Glid­don says.

‘‘The skate park and BMX track are world class fa­cil­i­ties for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties to en­joy and it will be great to see young skaters and riders de­vel­op­ing their skills here.’’

Skaters and riders from the com­mu­nity have had in­put in the de­sign built by the Well Con­nected Al­liance.

A range of el­e­ments are fea­tured in­clud­ing a bowled tran­si­tion area, a big three me­tre high quar­ter pipe, fun boxes, rails and stairs.

The BMX track has con­sec­u­tive jumps in a pump track style loop and was based on a sim­i­lar track in Mel­bourne.

Con­struc­tion of these new fa­cil­i­ties will com­plete the sec­ond stage of the Water­view Re­serve re­de­vel­op­ment in con­junc­tion with the $1.6 bil­lion Water­view Con­nec­tion.

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The new skatepark in Water­view fea­tures a bowled tran­si­tion area, a big three me­tre high quar­ter pipe, fun boxes, rails and stairs.

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