Walliabup Skate & Recreation Park

The Walliabup Skate & Recreation Park was instigated by students from Bibra Lake Primary School, who submitted a petition calling for upgrades to their local skate park. Recognising the need for a significant youth recreation facility in the area, the City of Cockburn prioritised the development of the precinct to replace the existing facilities and provide an exciting destination for the increasing population.

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In collaboration with local skate specialists Carving Concrete, the skate park design was workshopped with local skate, scooter and BMX riders to identify the most desirable features. The consultation process revealed the community desire for a plaza type skate park that could accommodate street skating, skate clinics, BMX bikes and scooters. A key issue identified through consultation was the need for a proactive approach to attracting female skaters. It was recognised that the design of the precinct must provide a safe, open space that welcomes young women, particularly learners and those keen to participate in skate activities.

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Ecoscape proposed that a safe, non-gendered space could be created through an ‘open’ design with good lines of site, appropriate lighting, well-maintained amenities and art that reflects diversity. The central element was the skate park, complemented by other recreation opportunities, such as basketball, nature play and shade shelters and BBQ facilities to welcome families and other park users into the space.

Ecoscape teamed with builder MG Group and skatepark designers Enlocus to deliver the works as a design and construct contract. The project has been enthusiastically received by both the local and skate communities.

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Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.