Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park - project complete!
Maryborough's new Skate and Scooter Park was officially opened in March 2023 - after a soft opening was held in December, 2022.
The project was delivered by Grind Projects, who were awarded the contract for the construction of the new facility following a public tender process. Grind Projects have years of experience and have a high industry experience in the design and construction of skate parks.
The Skate and Scooter Park is located at the Adventure Playground at Princes Park, Maryborough.
Landscaping is expected to be complete in May, 2023.
The project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government through the Sports Recreation Victoria – Local Sports Infrastructure Fund - $250,000, Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud (in partnership with the Maryborough Lions Club) - $40,000 and Council - $395,000.
Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Grace La Vella said it was incredibly exciting to see the project complete and ready for use.
“The Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park was a Priority Project for Council and was identified after more than 1000 youths signed a petition in 2018 for a new skate park and presented it to Council.
“Hats off to Grind Projects who have worked overtime and battled extraordinary weather to complete the skate and scooter park ahead of the revised construction schedule
“The facility is now able to be used and enjoyed by the community, with an official opening to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution by all to the project to be held in the New Year.
“This competition standard facility will not only have broad range of health and wellbeing outcomes for our local community, but it will also be utilised by residents of all ages and abilities in our neighbouring townships”
The new facility is located Lake Road, Maryborough, in the Princes Park precinct near Lake Victoria, the adventure playground and barbecue area.
Time lapse: Construction of the Skate and Scooter Park
Construction of the Skate and Scooter Park (credit: Relive It)
The project was Identified as a Priority Project for Council in 2018 after more than 1,000 young people signed a petition and presented it to Council.
Throughout 2019 and 2020, Council held several information and community engagement sessions to determine the Skate and Scooter Park’s design and its preferred location.
The initial concept plan was developed by Skate Park design and construction experts Convic, who facilitated design sessions with community members.
The Skate and Scooter Park has been designed to respect the heritage of the site and to accommodate a range of wheeled sports including skateboarding, scooter riding, roller blading and BMX riding.
The design incorporates spectator seating and viewing areas plus shade structures.
It enables passive surveillance for parents and carers from several directions including the adjacent facilities (Adventure Playground and BBQ area).
The facility will provide opportunities for participation and recreational activities for children, young people and adults.
The Plans are available to view HERE.