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Construction commences on Adelaide City Skate Park
Construction has commenced on the new skate facility in Adelaide, being integrated into Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga. Located on the corner of West Terrace and Glover Avenue, the new City Skate Park will create an inviting, family-friendly community hub, offering a broad range of recreational and social experiences for all skill levels and disciplines.
The local skating community has played a key role in shaping the vision for the new City Skate Park and construction is expected to be completed by mid-2021 with the new City Skate Park opening to the public later this year.
The central location of the City Skate Park will ensure it is easily accessible by public transport and available to all demographics.
SA Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard said this will help attract keen skaters and encourage them to hone their skills.
Minister Wingard notes “this project also ties in with our Game On strategy which is all about making it easier and safer for people to exercise and get active more often.
"It will help increase their fitness and enable like-minded people to get together to share their passion."
The new facility is a joint initiative of the South Australian Government and the City of Adelaide, made possible by a $3 million funding commitment from the State Government, through the Planning and Development Fund.
SA Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning and Local Government, Vickie Chapman notes “this skate park has been designed with the local skating community at the front of mind. Its new, state-of-the-art features will make it a ‘must go’ destination for budding skaters, young and old.
“This government wants to help councils get projects like this one off the ground, and we are doing that through the latest round of the Open Spaces and Places for People Grants. $20.4 million is on the table, which will see councils split the bill 50/50 with the state government for worthy community projects.”
Applications for the grant must be in by February, and already 17 applications are in progress.
Minister Chapman added “this skate park is a game-changer for the skating community here in South Australia, so today’s sod turn should act as a timely reminder to review your ‘wish list’ and submit any worthy proposals.”
Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor highlighted “The City of Adelaide has been actively working to secure a key location and develop plans for a new City Skate Park since 2014 and consulted extensively with the community to develop the vision and capture the social, recreational, cultural and physical design elements for the new facility.
“The City Skate Park will integrate with the unique surrounds of the Adelaide Park Lands and pay homage to the old Adelaide City Skate Park facility, providing users with a sense of ownership and pride.
“It’s going to be wonderful to have a dedicated space for skating and other recreational activities, both for the youth of Adelaide and for the whole community to enjoy.”
4th January 2021 - City of Sydney opens new skate park in Alexandria
9th December 2020 - World Skate announces skateboarding officially added to Paris 2024 Olympic Games
7th October 2020 - Adelaide City Skate Park concept designs released
8th September 2020 - City of Boroondara: Management and Operation Of Junction Skate And BMX Park
4th September 2020 - New skatepark in the pipeline for Condingup youth
7th August 2020 - Marlborough Park transformed with exciting new skatepark
7th July 2020 - St Albans Skate Park extension to cater for beginners
22nd May 2020 - Community inspired skate park to open in North Curl Curl
15th March 2020 - Lotterywest grant delivers additional features to Midvale Skate Park
11th March 2020 - World Skate announces Gender Equality Commission appointments
3rd March 2020 - Australian Skate Park League series heads to Pakenham
24th January 2020 - New skate park opens in Geelong
23rd January 2020 - YMCA partners with Skate Australia to deliver major skateboarding events
13th November 2019 - Inaugural world Skateboarding Summit outlines pre 2020 Olympic plans
25th October 2019 - YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks
15th October 2015 - Designs revealed for temporary Adelaide Park Lands skate park
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