Totally rad pop-up

POP-UP skate days are coming to Mt Hawthorn.

On February 4, Coogee Street car park will be decked-out with boxes, rails, kickers and a quarter pipe.

Organised by community organisation the Mt Hawthorn Hub and public skating advocates Skate Sculpture, they had a trial run on the top level of the Mezz carpark two years ago.

• A previous skate park pop-up in the Mezz carpark. Photos by Jumping Jigsaws Photography

“We had loads of people rock up to the pop-up,” Mt Hawthorn Hub chair Elle Gonzalez-Skuja says.

She says the idea came about “in response to our community consultation and engagement that we did last year. There was a resounding request for the community to have more events for young people”.

There’s already quite a lot of facilities in the parks and playgrounds for smaller kids, but the skate park aims to fill the gap for tweens and teens.

Ms Gonzalez-Skuja says if the response is good they’d like to advocate for a permanent skate park in Mt Hawthorn.

“That would be great. It would be important to find the right location…let’s trial it and see what the response is and take it from there.”

The pop-ups are on February 4, 3pm to 7pm, May 20, noon to 4pm, August 12, noon to 4pm, and August 18, 2pm to 6pm.

by DAVID BELL

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