Skate plans drop in

Skate Sculptures’ concept design for the Mount Hawthorn Skatepark.

THE first concept images have been released for the new Mount Hawthorn youth skatepark, with Britannia Reserve looking the likely location.

State Perth MP John Carey got the ball rolling on the idea with a community survey in 2020 revealing big demand for a kids’ skate space and he gave an election commitment of $200,000 to Vincent council to make it happen. 

There’s already one skatepark at Leederville but it’s aimed at an older crowd.

Mr Carey told us this week: “We need a skatepark that is designed for children and younger teenagers.

A skating pop up in 2018 sparked the idea for a permanent park.

“I think why the skatepark is so needed is we have a children-and-teens boom in Mount Hawthorn and North Perth. The demographics are changing.”

A few different parks were looked at and most people seemed supportive of putting it at Britannia Reserve near the bike pump track.

Vincent council’s preliminary survey on where to put the skatepark got 140 responses and 78.6 per cent liked Britannia Reserve. 

The council will vote at its October 18 meeting whether to move ahead and put the skatepark concept plan out for consultation. 

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