Skateboard design – Skateboarding Italia Wed, 11 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Skateboard design – Skateboarding Italia 32 32 Duncraig skate park on Percy Doyle reserve moves into design stage Wed, 11 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Development of a skate park on the Percy Doyle Reserve in Duncraig continues after Joondalup Town Council voted to send the project to a design stage.

In addition to the skate park with bowl, the proposal includes BMX facilities, a multipurpose field, natural play elements, playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas and areas for spectators.

Recreational facilities for young people would be on the site of the former tennis courts on Ron Chamberlain Drive, with CCTV and lighting also to be incorporated.

The estimated cost is between $4.3 and $5.7 million.


According to the city, the scope of work is consistent with other similar contemporary play and skate spaces, including Bina Park in the City of Stirling, Briggs Park in Serpentine County Jarrahdale, Wellington Square in the City of Perth and Mills Park in the town of Gosnells.

While most councilors agreed to consider putting $200,000 in the 2022-23 budget to pay for the concept design, some expressed concerns about how the overall project would be funded.

“Once you go to concept design, you’re essentially locking in an expense that we don’t know the source of,” said Cr Russell Poliwka.

“I’m afraid that once we go down this path, we can’t go back. I support the concept, but I would like to know the potential funding sources.

Community planning and development manager Chris Leigh said the conceptual design would be presented to council with more detailed costs, which would be when council determines where the funding will come from.

He also confirmed that the city would apply for grants to help cover the costs.

Mayor Albert Jacob said the council was only voting to “start the process” and not committing them to the project, but needed a conceptual design to be able to seek funding.

He also said the $200,000 was “largely funded” by operating savings from the Duncraig Recreation Center, so there would be little impact on the budget.

Cr John Raftis also attempted to defer the decision to allow the skate portion to be considered part of Percy Doyle’s overall master plan to ensure it would fit into the reserve’s future plans.

But the motion was defeated 4-8, with Cr Russ Fishwick saying it would ‘kill the project for 10-15 years’.

Cr Fishwick, who first pioneered the concept six years ago, said there was a “vacuum of skateboarding facilities in the district compared to other sports such as soccer, football , netball, baseball, basketball, hockey, cricket and tennis”, but the sport appears to be “growing while team sports are in decline”.

He said skate parks have “many benefits” including providing a safe place for youngsters to have fun, they were designed and built to be “fiscally conservative” and require very little maintenance.

Skateboarding was also a “vital part of the urban community” and a facility would be safer than the streets.

“Skateparks are where skaters can recreate with others and meet people they might not meet on the street,” said Cr Fishwick.

“These are social spaces that will pique the interest of all parts of our community.”

Cr Fishwick also said the Percy Doyle site would have good visibility, was located away from residents and was accessible by public transport.

Preparation of the conceptual design will include community consultation and more detailed costing.

PREVIOUSLY: City of Joondalup Seeks Public Comment on Percy Doyle Reserve Skate Park and BMX Facilities

Percy Doyle Reserve signposted for BMX and skate park

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Do you have a skateboard? Take a survey to help guide the redesign of the Centennial Beach Skating Facility Tue, 10 May 2022 21:28:15 +0000

Above / Do you recognize this skater from 2015? Do you think the skate facility (aka skate park) needs a fence? The Centennial Park Skating Facility Renovation Survey is now available for users of the skating facility to take online through Monday, May 23, 2022. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Park District is seeking feedback from local users of the Centennial Park skating facility to help guide a new design, which will be completed in 2022 with a view to a renovation of the facility in 2023. The design study is available online until Monday, May 23 at

“We encourage everyone who loves the Centennial Park Skate Facility to complete this survey,” said project manager Peggy Motta. “Your experience and opinions will help us redesign this facility to incorporate the elements that best meet the needs of our community.”

The Centennial Park Skate Facility, aka “skate park“, was built in 2004 just west of Centennial Beach. (NDP Photo)

The Centennial Park Skating Facility was built in 2004 just west of Centennial Beach. The original design was based on extensive engagement with skaters, neighbors and other community members. Now that facility updates are required due to heavy use and the resulting wear and tear, the Park District is reaching out to those who love to skate and are aware of features that would enhance the experience of skaters. skaters. The survey asks about the general layout, surface, mix of elements, and what kind of skate features to include.

The Park District conducted a similar investigation before redesigning the Frontier Sports Complex’s skating facility in 2020, with the renovated facility opening in 2021.

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Survey for Utica skate park collects design ideas from skaters Mon, 09 May 2022 09:07:16 +0000

Not everyone arrived at the same time for the start of the discussion on new and improved skate parks for the city at the Parkway Recreation Center in Utica on April 29.

People kept coming, in twos or threes, of varying ages and backgrounds. Couples, friends, parents with children. Some brought their skateboards with them. Eventually there were over 30 people and a general shortage of seating.

They were greeted with a modest setup – just a projector and portable screen – but the company represented was anything but. Spohn Ranch, a pioneer in skate park construction, was represented by Jason Baldessari, in the development of the company’s skateboard.

While Spohn Ranch builds municipal skateparks across the country, they’ve also built features for the X-Games, Dew Tour, and Red Bull. Founder Aaron Spohn built his first halfpipe in the backyard of the house he rented near Los Angeles International Airport, which has become a stopping point for professional athletes visiting the city.

“The point is, if you can think about it, we can build it,” Baldessari said at the April 29 meeting. “It’s just a question of the budget that it’s going to take, will the insurance be okay with that.”

How Utica Skate Park Will Be Funded

The City of Utica has allocated $1 million in construction costs for a new skate park in TR Proctor Park in East Utica, where the T-ball courts are located behind Sal Longo Field. Another $250,000 will be used to revitalize the existing Jason G. Waterman skateboard facility at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Watson Place in West Utica, originally built by Spohn Ranch in the 90s.