Pohe Island Skatepark Redevelopment

William Fraser Memorial Park, Riverside Drive, Whangarei
15 Mar

Project Details

The Pohe Island Skatepark Renewal and Extension is part of a comprehensive development taking place at Pohe Island.   This proposal includes the renewal and extension of the existing skatepark, A large Skateable Art piece that connects with the sites narrative and a learner wheeled play environment in close proximity to the site where a destination playground will be constructed.

The existing skatepark renewal includes demolition and recycling of parts of the existing Pohe Island Skatepark and extending the facility towards the south with a street styled environment including ledges, rails, stairs, skate kerb and bank ledge to transition.   On the northern side, the spined mini ramp will have both ends bowled out to expand flow around the park with a number of new transition features to the north-eastern corner.   Various seating and shade environments will be created around the periphery to accommodate users, family and friends.   Through reusing parts of the original skatepark through design opportunities and requests from the user group involved, the park can achieve a larger footprint for more people to enjoy while reducing its carbon footprint through constructing and demolishing less.

The Skateable Art feature with its undulating and twisting form will provide advanced users with the opportunity to jump a 2.3m gap across a wave shaped ditch before transitioning up the Vert Quarterpipe.   Whether they can jump back over in the same line will be the real challenge.

At the Wheeled Play Environment younger users will have the opportunity to learn the ropes, with room to move in unrestricted ways and interacting with a variety of coping finishes and flow features.

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"Albany skatepark is very fun with creative lines and a little street area with ramps, ledges, stairs, quarter pipe and manual pads."

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