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City of Sydney plans for construction of new skate plaza and expanded parklands
The construction on a new skate plaza next to Federal Park in Glebe will begin this June for skateboarders of all ages and abilities. The skate plaza has been designed by award-winning skate park and youth space designers Convic with JMD Design and is due to be completed in early 2020.
The skate plaza will have ledges, banks, kerbs, walls, rails and stairs, as well as a freestanding mini ramp that will offer skaters of all levels a chance to master their tricks and enjoy the outdoors.
The skate plaza is near the soon to be reopened archways in the light rail viaduct and the existing playground, which will be refurbished and expanded with a focus on inclusive play.
Former industrial land between Glebe and Annandale will also be transformed into new open space and parklands. Pathways for pedestrians and cyclists will pass through the restored viaduct arches, linking the new space to the Glebe foreshore.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore stated “we’re thrilled to provide this new skate plaza as part of the expanded parklands.
“The project will create about one-and-a-half football fields’ worth of new open space on the old Crescent Lands industrial site and restore long-lost views through the heritage viaduct archways to Federal Park.
“This new green space will also link existing parklands on the foreshore to new ones along The Crescent, creating 27.5 hectares of continuous open space.”
The new open space will offer expanded picnic and barbecue facilities, large grass areas for casual recreation and junior sport, as well as outdoor exercise equipment.
The City of Sydney currently has skate parks in Redfern Park, Waterloo Oval, Ward Park in Surry Hills and a mini ramp in Federal Park.
20th May 2019 - Beenleigh BMX venue to close for major rebuild
1st May 2019 - World-class skate park set to open in Tamworth
29th April 2019 - City of Newcastle opens $2 million playground and skate park
28th March 2019 - New multipurpose sports facility to open in Sydney South
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
23rd February 2018 - New Mackay skate park secures first event prior to completion
10th December 2017 - Bondi Skate Park to welcome Tony Hawk
10th October 2017 - Sunshine Coast skate park reopens after $1.2 million upgrade
9th October 2017 - Melbourne City Council considers new skate parks
28th April 2014 - Convic designs new Invercargill skate park
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