Have Your Say - St Albans proposed skate park facilities

Have Your Say - St Albans proposed skate park facilities

Brimbank City Council is developing two new skate facilities in St Albans, a plaza facility at Errington Reserve and a transition flow park to replace the Keilor downs Skatepark and would like to hear your feedback.

Errington Reserve Urban Plaza (E.R.UP(t)

ERUP(t) – A new urban plaza for St Albans the provides a vibrant and interactive space for the community to be active and play together!

Working with a local Youth Design Panel the space has been designed to incorporate many spaces for gathering, skating and public events. The space pivots around the use of beautiful brick that reference the historic setting and vernacular of the local area. The brick walls become the frame and back drop to many activities and functions within the space – not only are they informal seating and sound barriers for the local residents they also become a network for art murals and canvas for projecting multimedia projects and artwork. The brick walls continue through the space creating Several raised lawn areas for intimate informal gatherings and on the backside act as great skateble ledges.

The heart of the space is a large multifunction event space and skate plaza. The space is skate friendly with a variety of flat banks, hips, level changes and ledges for skaters to use and appropriate. The design is sensitive to many users and features a central stage that allows for flexible use including large events and programmed smaller community events such as musical and dance performances. An interactive arbour frames the stage becoming an iconic feature of the space. This sculpture activates the space in an exciting way with light and sound displays that is directly influenced as people move through the space adding a playful and unique experience to the space.

Erupt is an explosion of activity and playful experiences for the whole community and provides opportunities for events, art and culture, skate and socialising in the heart of St Albans. St albans skate park redevelopment focus on a transition style park to replace and update the existing facility. A continuous loop provides 3 different zones to provide a variation of skate-able experiences that are different from the nearby skate facilities (see mapping). The three district lines are rhythm section, the leads into an open transition/ snake run section to bounce through, and then to complete the loop a jump line the consisting of a jump box and kicker to kicker gap to. The variation allows for use from entry level to intermediate skaters, and provide “cruisy” lines through the park

St Albans Leisure Centre Skatepark (SALCS)

St Albans skate park redevelopment focus on a transition style park to replace and update the existing facility. A continuous loop provides 3 different zones to provide a variation of skate-able experiences that are different from the nearby skate facilities (see mapping). The three district lines are rhythm section, the leads into an open transition/ snake run section to bounce through, and then to complete the loop a jump line the consisting of a jump box and kicker to kicker gap to. The variation allows for use from entry level to intermediate skaters, and provide “cruisy” lines through the park.

Read the Errington Reserve Youth precinct concept and the St Albans Skate Facilities concept.

How to Provide Feedback

Submissions must be received by 5pm, 15th July 2020

What Happens Next?

The Concept proposals for the two new skate facilities will take into account the feedback of the Brimbank Community and will be provided to Council for endorsement later in the year.

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