Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

City of Newcastle opens $2 million playground and skate park

City of Newcastle opens $2 million playground and skate park
April 29, 2019

City of Newcastle has opened a $2 million playground and skate park on the Stockton foreshore. The facility runs in two parallel lengths of around 40 metres, with the skate park on one side and the playground on the other flanking BBQ facilities and a shelter in the middle.

The South Stockton Active Hub, next to the ferry terminal, activates Griffith Park by offering families and recreational skaters a place to relax and enjoy the harbour surrounds.

City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes explained "this is a great development for Stockton that will give youngsters and families the perfect option to enjoy on the northern side of the harbour.

"Set against a backdrop of the city skyline on a site perfect for Instagram, the facility will also help boost Stockton’s profile as a place to visit."

The new playground offers flying foxes, slides, climbing nets and swings, while the skate park includes handrails, angled ledges, an A-frame kicker, zig zag ledge and a half pipe.

The Active Hub was one continuous length of around 100m in the original design but was split to be sit closer to the harbour after residents of Hunter Street Stockton expressed their concerns.

The facility has been part funded by a $450,000 Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund and Section 94 contributions by both City of Newcastle and Port Stephens.

Related Articles

11th April 2019 - Upgrades commence on Blacktown playgrounds

1st March 2019 - Long-awaited $3 million skate park to be built in Adelaide

3rd February 2019 - Permanent skate park and community green planned for Christchurch

4th January 2019 - Blacktown City Riverstone skate park opened for holidays

22nd November 2018 - YMCA appoints action sports expert to the Board of Skate Australia 

6th September 2018 - Lake Macquarie opens $15 million Pasterfield Sports Complex

9th April 2018 - NSW Government reveals $290 million funding for open spaces and playgrounds

8th March 2018 - Port Hedland parks to turn into Fantasy Playgrounds


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

NOVOFIT

NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

EventPro

At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…

read more

Events / Hospitality / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business