Over the next few weeks a new, $110,000 concrete skatepark, complete with 'streetscape area' and a new ramp will replace the old skatepark in Onerahi.
16/03/2015 1:29 p.m.
For many years two plywood ramps at the Onerahi playground loomed over young skaters and bikers, proving more intimidating than inviting as they slowly decayed.
Last year the large ‘vert’ ramp was removed due to health and safety concerns. Soon the mini ramp will be removed, to make room for a new concrete skatepark, which will be stronger, longer-lasting and better suited to younger users.
Over the next few weeks the new, $110,000 concrete skatepark, complete with 'streetscape area' and a new ramp will be installed by Contrax Ltd.
Parks Technical Officer Spencer Jellyman said the new skatepark will provide lots of options for people to develop a range of skating skills.
“We have made sure it caters for younger, inexperienced skaters, but there will be some fun elements the more experienced too.”
The skatepark was designed by Richard Smith from Rich Landscapes.
“From the plans it looks like it’s going to be a great asset for the kids. It will be great to see people out there on their skateboards, bikes, blades and scooters.”
Mr Jellyman also mentioned that the shade sail over the playground has been replaced.