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