New $3m skate park opening in the CBD this Saturday

Gladys Elphick Park replaces the previous city skate park, which was removed from North Terrace in 2015 to make for UniSA’s MOD building.

Adelaide’s newest $3 million skate park is opening this weekend and it’s causing a lot of buzz! Opening up at Gladys Elphick Park (Narnungga), opposite the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the new skate park is expected to be a hugely popular destination for skaters.

The park has been designed by Convic, one of the global leaders in skate park and youth space solutions. After creating more than 800 action sports facilities around the world, Adelaide is the latest completed project under their belt!

The new park promises to be a colourful and dynamic skate space, with eye-catching amber tones, deep bowls, and a variety of ramps. Convic has released a multitude of photos (included below), stating the park will be accessible to the public from Saturday 3 September.

As well as being a great new location to skate, the spot is also conveniently location to public transport, and has several multi-purpose sporting fields.

Gladys Elphick Park has replaced the previous city skate park, which was removed from North Terrace in 2015 to make way for University of South Australia’s MOD building. Since then, skaters and riders have been petitioning for a new skate park in the area.

The design for the new skate park was first revealed in October 2020, with construction commencing early 2021. This weekend finally marks the grand opening of the project.

The new skate park will be officially opened between 10am and 12pm this Saturday and open to the public from midday.

The Gladys Elphick Park Skatepark is the fifth Adelaide-based skatepark to be developed by Convic, after the Capella Reserve Youth Space (Hallett Cove), the Morton Rd S&C Hub Skate Park (Christie Downs), the St Clair Youth Precinct (St Clair), and the Port Augusta Skate Park (Port Augusta).

Convic is known for designing courses that reflect the surrounding vegetation and colour palette of a space, to naturally incorporate the skate zones into a space.

To see more of Convic’s skate park projects, click here.

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