Be Bowled Over By New Sydney Park Skate Space
As if we didn't love Sydney Park enough - we are wheely, wheely excited about its new skate park which is on its way.
The already bike-friendly park in Alexandria will soon have its own skate plaza, beginner bowl and large flow bowl for skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.
Riders can choose from a traditional skate park zone, suitable for all skill levels; a plaza zone with low level obstacles (perfect for those street style tricks); a beginner's bowl for kids who are just getting into skating and a flow bowl for those older kids with mad skills.
You'll want to make a day of it with new picnic and shaded areas for families to enjoy. And of course there's the much loved kids bike park which opened in 2015.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the new space marks another step in the transformation of Sydney Park from an industrial park and brick works in 1893.
“We’re very proud of our award-winning park which is enjoyed by thousands of local residents and visitors to our city,” the Lord Mayor said.
“We have a large skating community in our city so it’s vital we provide the spaces for them to play and practise.
“This new skate park will have a variety of obstacles for riders of all levels and I look forward to it become a well-used community space.
“As our population of young people grows, we’re working to ensure there are safe and fun recreational activities for everyone.”
Does This Mean The End Of The Bike Track?
We love the old kids' bike park complete with real roads, streets, and fully working traffic lights, but it looks like the Council's plans are to replace this with the new skate park.
A City of Sydney spokesperson told us:
"The City is exploring options for relocating the popular traffic lights to an alternative location on the new bike track. We designed and built a new kids bike track in 2015 to replace the older bike track. This award-winning track is popular with younger children, every day of the week and includes twists, turns and challenges to help riders of all abilities learn safe riding skills. We consulted the community on our plans for the new skate park in 2016. We received 105 submissions, 75% of which supported the concept design. The skate park will be located at the older bike track site and cater to all age groups and abilities, extending the range of activities in Sydney Park with spaces for scooters, skateboards and BMX bikes."
Construction has started on the skate park and is set to be complete in mid 2020.
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Artists impressions via City of Sydney