Plan revealed to fix skate park

The upgrade proposed for the Bishopdale Park skate area includes a new halfpipe and granite ledge...
The upgrade proposed for the Bishopdale Park skate area includes a new halfpipe and granite ledge, as well as bench seating and a picnic table.
Plans to revamp one of the largest suburban skate park’s in the city have been revealed.

Bishopdale Park’s worn out skate area on Leacroft St will undergo a makeover to make it more suitable for beginner and intermediate skaters.

The total area of the skate park will increase from 1197sq m to almost 1300sq m.

The city council is asking for feedback on a series of proposed improvements to the park.

Specialist skate park designer Richard Smith was commissioned to create a landscape plan.

The proposed skate park would feature a pump bump, low pyramid, roll-overs, and a jersey barrier, blended into a roll-over finger, as well as bench seating and a picnic table. The existing concrete slabs would be resealed and the quarter-pipe replaced with a granite ledge and smaller half pipe.

Said city council head of parks Andrew Rutledge: “Bishopdale Park is close to a number of schools and is very popular with local families. Improving the existing skate area will make it even more appealing to young people in the area and provide them with some good challenges.”

About 500 information leaflets have been delivered to nearby properties and key stakeholders last week. Suggestions for the design were collected from last year’s Bishopdale Skate Jam event.

•Feedback on the plans can be made before December 9 at https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursa...

 

 

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