Narara Skate Park
Narara Skate Park redvelopment is now complete and provides a fantastic new sport and recreation space for community members of all ages and ability to enjoy!
Council awarded the design and construction contract for the Narara Skatepark Redevelopment to Concrete Skateparks. The design phase commenced in December 2020 and the construction of the new skatepark was completed in December 2021.
The report on the final concept of the skatepark is now available to view.
The news story on the opening of the skatepark is available to view here.
Thank you to everyone who participated the first and second round of consultation for Narara Skate Park. Our specialist skate design consultant, Convic, has used your ideas and thoughts to formulate the final concept design for a district level skate park at Narara.
The final concept design is reflective of the potential users of Narara Skate Park. The final concept design also celebrates the cultural heritage of Narara, intertwining the Indigenous meaning for Narara, black snake, into the design of the skate park.
The community’s feedback played a strong role in helping shape the final concept plan which is now available to view. You are also invited to view the pre design consultation report and the draft design consultation report.
Why is Council investing in skate parks?
Council are investing in purpose built, safe and engaging skate parks and recreation areas because of the many community benefits they provide, in particular the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles, and to meet the growing popularity of skateboarding and scootering across widening age groups, genders and abilities.
What are the community benefits of having skating facilities?
- Provides a safe purpose-built environment for skateboarding – avoiding injury or death from collisions with pedestrians or motor vehicles.
- Reduces damage to private property – community areas will become a skate park if there isn’t a designated area, which results in damage to paintwork and structures and nuisance to businesses and residents
- Promote active and healthy activities, especially for youth – research has shown that active youth are less likely to engage in risky behaviours such a drinking and smoking than their inactive peers.
- Numerous physical and mental health benefits to skateboarders that come with being active.
- Boosting tourism with additional recreation facilities that can attract regional and significant community skate events.
- The facilities are designed to activate outdoor spaces with surrounding recreational areas designed attract young people and families congregate and to create connected communities