Work starts on new Singleton skate park

PIC: City of Rockingham

Demolition is underway of the old skate park at Laurie Stanford Reserve to make way for the $390,000 Singleton Youth Space.

The new park will include skate elements such as steps, rails, skate able ledges, quarter and half pipes and flat skate areas catering for different skills and activities. 

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the new facility is designed to be contemporary and innovative.

“The space will also include a new half-court basketball court, a shade structure including seating, and additional tree planting. 

“When it is completed in early 2018, the new space will be sure to encourage the Rockingham youth and community to get outdoors, be active and participate in sports and recreation.” 

An audit of the City’s existing skate parks carried out in 2015, identified Singleton Skate Park needed replacement.

The new design was developed in consultation with the community and local students to ensure the final outcome will be well utilised and meet the community’s desired outcomes.

During the construction, the skate park will be closed.

The City apologises for any inconvenience and said the nearest skate park is Daniel Kelley Memorial Skate Park at Rhonda Scarrott Reserve, Golden Bay.

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