New volcanic skatepark
A new skate park is set to appear in New Windsor, with a tribute to Auckland’s geography.
Construction will begin at the end of August with its design inspired by Auckland’s volcanic fields.
It will complete the third and final stage of the Valonia Reserve upgrade which is being delivered as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project.
Agency manager Brett Gliddon says his organisation is thrilled to provide a one-of-a-kind, accessible skate park in Auckland.
The park reflects a volcanic lava flow with a bowl resembling a crater at its highest point.
A lava flow will run through a series of volcanic coloured terraces and skateable features such as bowls, banks, quarter pipes and rails. It has been designed collaboratively by The WellConnected Alliance, Auckland Council and the Auckland skate and BMX community. The project will be taken on by Melbourne based firm Convic, a global leader in skate park design and construction. The intermediate to advanced park will sit at the junction of Valonia St and Richardson Rd alongside the Southwestern Shared Path and the State Highway 20 extension. The project is the latest in a number of community amenities being built as part of the Waterview Connection project.