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Plans released for Belconnen’s grand skate park upgrade

By johnboy - 15 October 2010 9

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Territory and Municpal Services have announced their plans for the “Eastern Valley Way Inlet” (aka “that bit between Lake Ginninderra College and Emu Bank”).

There’s a concept design of the revamped skate park.

The design will retain the existing ‘Belco Bowl’ and will include a new street skate plaza with a mix of sculptures/obstacles, mini ramp, shelters, seating, new lighting and viewing areas. The upgrade aims to produce a high quality skate park of contemporary international skating and bmx standard with a focus on street skating to reflect demand and to offer a different, but complimentary experience to other skate parks in Canberra.

The project will involve two stages of work with commencement of construction in November 2010. The first stage of work includes the skate park and immediate public realm. Funding for the first stage of the upgrade has been provided through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, a Commonwealth Government initiative. The ACT Government is providing matching funding.

The skate park is due for completion by April 2011. Upgrade works to the public realm surrounding the skate park is due for completion by June 2011. Stage 2 works include the establishment of wetlands within the inlet, boardwalks, shelters, a new bridge, toilet block and refurbishment of the promenade area adjacent the inlet.

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Plans released for Belconnen’s grand skate park upgrade
Keijidosha 10:11 am 18 Oct 10

Felix the Cat said :

Whatever happened to the skate bowl at Charnwood? Still exist or a bunch of houses built on top of it?

The one on the top of the hill? Still there, although they removed the hurdy-gurdy a few years ago when the park was ‘redeveloped’… a term I use loosely.

mr_wowtrousers 10:36 pm 16 Oct 10

Holy. Freaking. Cow. When I was skating as a teenager our town had a “bowl” that could generously be described as a hole in the ground that had concrete poured on it. Seriously, the angles would change every metre or so. If I was a kid skating these days I would be stoked with all the awesome parks I see around.

Please don’t tell me you are bored. Go and skate!

eh_steve 8:41 am 16 Oct 10

“offer a different, but complimentary experience to other skate parks in Canberra.”

complEmentary.

georgesgenitals 7:59 am 16 Oct 10

I remember breaking bones there back in about 1990, trying to be a hero on a BMX.

Looks good!

Felix the Cat 7:43 pm 15 Oct 10

Whatever happened to the skate bowl at Charnwood? Still exist or a bunch of houses built on top of it?

grump 5:18 pm 15 Oct 10

wonder how long after they fence it off they’ll start? area near water police ramp been shut for the beautification since 13/9 and nothing happening yet…..

Gungahlin Al 4:52 pm 15 Oct 10

Wow. Makes you want to take up skating.

basketcase 4:41 pm 15 Oct 10

I really look forward to that coming to fruition. It will be great for skaters and riders. Brings that area out of the backwaters so as to speak.

enrique 4:32 pm 15 Oct 10

As someone that spent many many hours using that skate park in my teenage years, I say radical!

That vert ramp looks gnarly.

SK82CRE8 YO!

😉

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