The City of Rockingham met for its December ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 18 December, with Council accepting a tender from Advanteering Civil Engineers for the construction of a new skate park at Veterans Memorial Park in Port Kennedy.
An audit of the City’s skate parks conducted in 2015 identified Port Kennedy Skate Park for replacement. The existing skate park will be demolished, and the new space will be built on the same site at Veterans Memorial Park.
In a first for the City the new skate park will combine bowl, street and plaza skate elements. In addition to the skate elements, supporting infrastructure includes half-court basketball, bike racks, water fountains, and shade shelters.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the new skate park has been designed to cater for all skill levels.
“The new skate park at Veterans Memorial Park in Port Kennedy will be a great venue for skate competitions and events, in addition to being a family friendly recreation space,” Mayor Sammels said.
“When it came to designing the skate park the City carefully considered the thoughts of those most likely to use the new facility.
“Feedback from skate clinics, workshops at local schools, engagement with junior councillors and the community helped to shape the elements that will be included.”
Demolition of the existing skate park will begin in early February 2019, with construction to begin immediately after demolition works are completed.