Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Skatepark and BMX circuit on track for summer opening
Two action packed features of the redevelopment of Auckland’s Waterview Reserve are rapidly taking shape and are on track for a summer opening.
A new skatepark and BMX Track are being built along with the hugely popular playground as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project.
Transport Agency’s Auckland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon explains “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.
"The skatepark 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."
The facilities have been designed and built by the Well-Connected Alliance (WCA) with input from local skaters and BMX riders.
A range of skatepark elements are featured including a bowled transition area, a big three metre high quarter pipe, fun boxes, rails and stairs.
The BMX Track design was inspired in part by a similar track in Melbourne and features a series of consecutive jumps in a pump track style loop.
Construction of the skatepark and BMX track will complete the second stage of the Waterview Reserve redevelopment. The playground opened last year with around a thousand people attending the opening celebration.
The third and final stage is the enhancement of a heritage area around nearby Te Auaunga Awa - Oakley Creek which includes improvements to paths in the reserve, and includes landscaping and planting. This area will be open to the public to explore in early 2017.
The Well-Connected Alliance comprises the Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction, Parsons Brinckerhoff, McConnell Dowell, Tonkin+Taylor and Obayashi Corporation.
The skatepark features items for beginners to advanced skateboarders.
Images: How the skatepark will look when complete (top) and the skatepark under construction (below)
27th November 2014 - NZRA AWARDS RECOGNISE BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN RECREATION
31st July 2014 - ACCLAIM FOR YMCA AUCKLAND YOUTH WORKERS
11th February 2014 - ANTICIPATION GROWS IN ADVANCE OF OPENING OF REDEVELOPED CHRISTCHURCH SKATE PARK
26th June 2010 - BMX WORLD CHAMPS GETS BACKING
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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!