2 August 2017
Kwinana is now home to one of the most impressive skating facilities in Western Australia, The Edge Skatepark. The $1.5m state-of-the-art facility caters to a range of sports including skateboarding, scooters, BMX, rollerblading, parkour and basketball. The opening marks yet another milestone in Kwinana’s $340m City Centre revitalisation, which has seen the City completely transformed in the past decade.
The Edge Skatepark is centrally located alongside the multi-award winning Kwinana Adventure Park and opposite the Zone Youth Space and Kwinana Recquatic. The space has been designed for maximum inclusiveness, featuring separate skating zones to allow participants of all ages to progress their skills safely. The 1800m2 of skating space includes:
- competition-level bowl;
- beginners area;
- street area;
- jumps run;
- half pipe;
- parkour area;
- basketball half court; an
- amenities including phone charging stations, drink fountains, bins, lighting, seating and a shelter.
“We’re incredibly proud to offer a facility of this level in Kwinana,” said Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.
“The Edge Skatepark is yet another exciting addition to our youth precinct in Kwinana’s City Centre. This much-anticipated facility will encourage physical activity and offer a positive social space for young people. The Park will be enjoyed by a diversity of users for many years to come including families, teens and serious skaters.”
“We anticipate that The Edge Skatepark will attract regional-level competitions and events like never before in Kwinana, bringing in visitors from outside the area.”
The Edge Skatepark has been designed in consultation with local skaters, young people and parents. A Skatepark Reference Group was formed to provide input throughout the design process, ensuring the Park meets the needs of the most regular users.
Kwinana’s rich industrial history has been reflected in the design, with metal textures and steel pipework intertwined throughout the space. The colour scheme has been based on unique elements of Kwinana’s character including the ocean, industry and natural environment. Pylons recovered from the Kwinana Jetty have been creatively incorporated as sculptures to pay homage to the jetty, which was irreparably destroyed in a storm in 2012
The Edge Skatepark is jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation. Design and construction was undertaken by Convic.