Construction underway for new skate park in Kwinana

​​​12 April 2017

The much-anticipated $1.5m Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space is now under construction with completion planned for later this year. The multi-purpose facility will cater to a range of sports including scooters, rollerblading, skateboarding, parkour, basketball and BMX. Located alongside the Kwinana Adventure Park and near the Zone Youth Space, the skate park will complete the youth precinct in Kwinana’s City Centre. ​

“The new Outdoor Youth Space will bring many benefits to the Kwinana community.” said Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams. “Not only does it support participation in physical activity, but also provides a positive and inclusive social space for young people.” 

The skating community in Kwinana provided significant input during the concept and design process, with a series of consultation events held to ensure the space met user priorities. Kwinana youth, parents and a community group called the Skate Park Reference Group gathered to share their feedback on what a new skate park in Kwinana meant to them.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said construction of the new facility was progressing well.

“Excitement is certainly starting to build amongst the Kwinana’s skating community with the fences now up and work underway at Calista Oval.” said Mayor Adams

“Kwinana youth and skating enthusiasts have been passionate about this project from the outset. This group has provided significant input throughout the concept and design phase, and I’m sure this sense of ownership will go a long way in encouraging safe and positive use of the Outdoor Youth Space.”

The design of the Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space incorporates unique elements of Kwinana’s character including the ocean, industry and natural environment. The space is divided in to various zones to support for skill progression, from the beginners area to the competition-level advanced bowl. 

The Outdoor Youth Space is planned to include:

  • beginners area;
  • street area;
  • jumps run;
  • half pipe;
  • a three metre deep competition-level bowl;
  • parkour area; and
  • basketball half court.; and
  • amenities including phone charging stations, drink fountains, bins, lighting, seating and a shelter.

A skating community in Kwinana have been making use of a pop-up skate park at Handford Place, designed to provide a temporary facility while the new Outdoor Youth Space is complete. 

Design and construction of the Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space is being undertaken by Convic. The Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space is jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation. 

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