Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

St Albans Skate Park extension to cater for beginners 

St Albans Skate Park extension to cater for beginners 
July 7, 2020

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board has approved the extension of the St Albans skate park in Christchurch following feedback from local residents concerned that the park does not cater to beginner skateboarders and scooter users.

The extension at St Albans Park will utilise the current gravel area, with work expected to start on the landscape plan in October. The extension will be completed by April next year.

The local community, St Albans School and skate jam participants have all contributed design ideas.

Community Board Chairperson Emma Norrish says there has been a great deal of community support for the change, with many people wanting additional skate elements to help beginners improve their skills.

Norrish advises “we can see the positive role that skateboarding can play in community unity.

“Skateboarding is very much a mainstream urban sport today, helping to keep young people healthy and active while also encouraging creativity and boosting confidence.

“We have collaborated with our community to better meet local needs and deliver an accessible skate park that suits all ages and our diverse neighbourhood.

“By creating a skater-friendly area and ensuring that other park users also have suitable space, St Albans Park can be enjoyed by the whole community.”

Following changes to the initial concept plan, two walnut trees will be moved to a more suitable area while proposed seating will be shifted near a shady section where people can still watch the skate park users.

A low pyramid, wollie ledge and rectangular grind rail will replace the skate area’s double rollover bumps while a cork-type surface laid behind the quarter pipe over the mound will protect the skate area from gravel.

A small barrier section at the top of the hipped quarter pipe will also protect pedestrians using the nearby path.

Related Articles

22nd June 2020 - New workout station complete and skate park confirmed for Broken Hill

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 - YMCA and Seven West Media partner to broadcast Australian skateboarding championships

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

24th October 2019 - New skate park opens in Sydney’s northern beaches 

18th June 2019 - City of Sydney plans for construction of new skate plaza and expanded parklands

18th May 2019 - World Skate regrets exclusion of Skateboarding from the 2019 Lima Pan American Games


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

Sportybots

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

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

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

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 
 
 
 

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