St Helens Park skate park one step closer to completion

Skate-ready: Mayor Paul Lake and local skate enthusiasts are exctied to see the skate park completed. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale
Skate-ready: Mayor Paul Lake and local skate enthusiasts are exctied to see the skate park completed. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Brush up on your ollies and kickflips, because the St Helens Park skate park is a step closer to being delivered.

Extensive consultation with skate part users and interested community members has led to the latest development in the process to get a skate part up and running.

Campbelltown council has announced that the design phase is now finalised, and a tender for construction of the facility is currently being advertised.

Campbelltown mayor Paul Lake said the St Helens Park skate part would offer a different experience for riders than that of the existing skate parks in Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields.

‘‘The St Helens Park skate park will offer innovative and fresh design elements that complement the area’s open space and make the best use of the natural slope,’’ Cr Lake said.

‘‘The multi-use facility will cater for skaters, scooters and BMX riders of all skill levels, with an internal grassed area and connecting pathways to provide a range of informal recreational spaces for all users.’’

The design, created by specialist providers En:Locus, reflects the community feedback of blending the facility with the natural location.

‘‘The design has largely been influenced by the surrounding natural landscape, with the facility still high visible from Appin Road to maximise safety,’’ Cr Lake said.

‘‘A new carpark, seating and amenities will also enhance the recreational space, making it a fantastic addition for the growing suburbs in the southern end of our city.’’

The construction tender will close on Tuesday, May 19 and construction will commence later in the year.

The skate park’s concept designs can be viewed at campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/skateparks.

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