Sumner Village Green and Bays Skatepark is undergoing a major development alongside other facilities within the wider Christchurch Area.
The Village Green project aims to provide a central hub for the Sumner community with a fully integrated skatepark to encourage young people to grow their confidence and skills in a safe and inclusive facility.
After our consultation process with local rangatahi, skatepark users and relevant stakeholders we designed an entirely new facility to meet their desired needs.
The final skatepark design includes:
Surrounding the park is seating, pool-styled fencing and landscaping which marks the skatepark off from the Nayland Street entrance and includes easy accessibility to all levels of the facility.
Next to the skatepark is the Sumner Village Green area which is a large open space designed for community gatherings and interaction.
Features of the Sumner Village Green include:
These two areas are distinct in character yet have a fluid transition between them to accomodate families and skatepark users, who are encouraged to maximise their use of the wider Village Green during their days out.