It’s the moment young residents around St Ives have been waiting for – the much-anticipated skate park upgrade at St Ives Village Green is now complete and open to the public! And the best news? It’s just one of several planned improvements to the area to make it more appealing for families and teens. There’s more to come!
It’s time for kids and teens to dust off their skateboards and get rolling. The skate park opened to the public on Monday 21 February, after work began in May last year. The redesign of the new skate park was carried out with input from local skateboarders, resulting in a contemporary new skate plaza with bowl areas and obstacles for skaters of all levels and abilities.
Skate Park Redesign
As many pre-teens and teens in the area would agree, this redesign of the skate park was long overdue. With input from local skateboarders, the new park has an open flow and large bowl, making it a challenge for experienced riders, but also retaining safe areas for beginners to practice their skateboarding skills.
The upgraded skate park at St Ives Village Green has reopened to young residents, as work continues on creating a youth precinct in the area. Keen skateboarders (or those looking to refresh some memories from their youth) can make their way to test out the new park and all it has to offer. Or simply head on over to watch some of the local skateboarders in action – younger kids will love it!
Youth Precinct in St Ives
The upgrade to the skate park is just one of several improvements being made by the Council in coming months to make the area more appealing for young families and teenagers.
The new precinct will have something for everyone, including those who are unable to or choose not to participate in organised sport.
Other features to be completed in coming months include:
- Performance space for community events.
- Terraced areas overlooking the skate park.
- Pathways linking the skate park with other areas of the Village Green.
- New seating and picnicking areas.
- A new children’s playground near the skate park.
Mayor Jeff Pettett said he expected the redesigned area would be popular with the community:
“The St Ives Village Green area is going to be the place to be for families and young people this year.”
The Mayor added that upgrades to the St Ives community hall and youth centre were also being completed over the next few months.