Plans approved for new Christchurch skate park and landscaping

In addition to planning approval for the additional Village Green, plans for a skate park in the coastal suburb of Sumner in Christchurch were approved. The Waikura / Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board has signed the Sumner Village Green Landscaping Plan and Site Name. Work on the skate area is slated to begin this summer.

The skate park includes a 1.9 meter deep pool bowl with an upper 1.2 meter deep mini bowl area. a 1 to 1.2 meter deep flow-through bowl with a corner extension; a turnaround quarter pipe and an over and over edge.

The plan also includes ramps into the pump hump area and manual box, as well as a tall pump hump, rail, quarter tube, roll finger and learner, bench, and angled ledges.

Seating, pool-style fences, and landscaping mark the skate park area on Nayland Street.

Board chairwoman Alexandra Davids says that Sumner Village Green really is the heart of the local community and the decision to approve the entire landscaping plan means “the work on the development of the skate park can move forward”.

Adds Davids, “A strong community is built on strong connections and the new skate park provides an inclusive space where especially young people can gather and become more confident as they expand their skills.

“The community has certainly shown overwhelming support for the skate park and contributed to the design. So it’s wonderful to sign these landscape plans. Although funding for the green space won’t be available until between 2025-26, we can build the much-needed skate park to meet the needs of our many local skateboarders. “

Davids says it is also important to define the wider area as “Sumner Village Green” as a space that the entire community can enjoy and capture local identity.

Work on a detailed design for the skate park will begin shortly. The final construction will depend on the availability of the contractor and appropriate consents. There will be fences to restrict access to the rear of the site.

Image courtesy of Christchurch City Council

On the subject of matching items

March 29, 2021 – Perth’s new intergenerational playground in Wellington Square opens

March 18, 2021 – New backing set to drive the RampFest Indoor Skate Park to multiple venues

January 25, 2021 – Start of construction on the Adelaide City Skate Park

January 4, 2021 – City of Sydney opens new skate park in Alexandria

October 7, 2020 – Adelaide City Skate Park Concept Designs Released

Aug 7, 2020 – Marlborough Park is transforming into an exciting new skate park

July 9, 2020 – Gladstone Water and Recreation Projects contribute to Queensland’s economic recovery

July 7, 2020 – Expansion of the St. Albans Skate Park for beginners

June 22, 2020 – New training station completed and Skatepark confirmed for Broken Hill

May 22, 2020 – Opening of a community-inspired skate park in North Curl Curl

March 15, 2020 – The Lotterywest Scholarship offers additional features for the Midvale Skate Park

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