Skaters will soon be able to take their passion to new heights with the modernised Adelaide City Skate Park due to be completed by early 2022.
The Government and the City of Adelaide have collaborated as construction is well underway for the new City Skate Park, being integrated into Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga.
Located on the corner of West Terrace and Glover Avenue, the new City Skate Park will create an inviting, family-friendly community hub, offering a broad range of recreational and social experiences for all skill levels and disciplines.
The new facility is a joint initiative of the State Government and the City of Adelaide, made possible by a $3 million funding commitment from the Government, through the Planning and Development Fund.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning and Local Government, The Hon Vickie Chapman MP said this is an exciting project creating a fun space for the community.
“This skate park has been designed with the local skating community at the front of mind,” Minister Chapman said.
“Its new, state-of-the-art features will make it a ‘must go’ destination for budding skaters, young and old.
The central location of the City Skate Park (at the corner of West Terrace and Glover Avenue) will ensure it is easily accessible by public transport and available to all demographics.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Corey Wingard said this will help attract keen skaters and encourage them to hone their skills.
“This project also ties in with our Game On strategy which is all about making it easier and safer for people to exercise and get active more often,” Minister Wingard said.
“It will help increase their fitness and enable like-minded people to get together to share their passion.”
Member for Adelaide and Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson welcomed the skate park construction.
“Once built, the new dedicated City Skate Park will be a safe and fun park that will no doubt be used by South Australians of all ages and abilities for many years to come.”
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said construction of the skate park marks an important milestone in the delivery of a new, state-of-the-art City Skate Park for the whole community to enjoy.
“The City of Adelaide has been actively working to secure a key location and develop plans for a new City Skate Park since 2014 and consulted extensively with the community to develop the vision and capture the social, recreational, cultural and physical design elements for the new facility,” said the Lord Mayor.
“The City Skate Park will integrate with the unique surrounds of the Adelaide Park Lands and pay homage to the old Adelaide City Skate Park facility, providing users with a sense of ownership and pride.”
“It’s going to be wonderful to have a dedicated space for skating and other recreational activities, both for the youth of Adelaide and for the whole community to enjoy.”
The local skating community has played a key role in shaping the vision for the new City Skate Park.
While the skate park was set to be completed this year, some unavoidable technical delays have impacted on the project completion date. Construction is expected to be completed by early 2022.
You can keep up to date with construction here.