New skate ramp
Waterloo skate ramp
About 50 skaters flocked to the city’s newest skate ramp recently to test out the 1.5m-high half pipe addition to Fernside skate park at Waterloo Oval.
Designed by Fernside’s creator, Chad Ford, and built by Hargraves Landscapes, the 11m by 11m concrete structure helped put the “stoke” in a “skate jam” staged by the Sydney Skateboard Association and Crew Clothing. The $130,000 Waterloo ramp opened early to coincide with the July school holidays.
Future facilities are currently the subject of a tender process in which the successful bidder will survey skaters and their preferred locations, as well as neighbouring businesses and residents, for more new sites.
To be decided by the end of the month, the tender-winner will have 12 weeks to submit their report, with final recommendations put to Council by year’s end.
Fernside, a 920sqm concrete skate park, was the first of its kind in the City when it opened in mid-2006, about six months after a half pipe at Federal Park in Annandale.
A small skate plaza opened at Redfern Oval in 2008 and was followed by a small skate bowl in Eddie Ward Park in Surry Hills in 2009.
Skate facilities are also available in nearby Redfern Oval and in Ward Park, Surry Hills.
For more information, please contact:
Parks Technical Officer02 9265 email@example.com
Last updated: Thursday, 10 July 2014