Pop-up skate park the idea of Kwinana youth

17/03/2016 12:00 a.m.

​​​​17 March 2016

​Residents are already beginning to enjoy the new Kwinana Pop-Up Skate Park, which opened recently. 

The facility serves as a temporary measure during the transition to the proposed Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space on Calista Oval. 

Ideas from the City’s youth were heard at an indoor skate park event at the Zone Youth Space in August. The young people of Kwinana, including those involved in the Skate Park Reference Group, suggested installing the temporary facility and provided overwhelming support throughout the design and construction process. 

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the pop-up skate park met key objectives of the City, including youth engagement, active citizenship and acknowledging positive youth contributions.

“We are very pleased with the level of input on this project from the younger residents of Kwinana,” Mayor Adams said. 

“This is a positive sign of an increase in youth engagement and tells us we must be doing something right.

“It's great to see the Pop-up Skate Park being enjoyed by so many young people already. The facility is proving very popular.”

The Pop-up Skate Park is situated at Handford Place, Orelia, near the Kwinana Automotive TAFE. The location has been specifically selected to limit noise disturbance while still providing a central meeting point. The park features a range of equipment including a quarter pipe, spine and grind boxes.
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