New skate ramp in Waterloo

About 50 skaters flocked to the outdoor space and tried out the 1.5m-high half pipe addition to Fernside skate park.

Project Status: Completed

Skateboarders doing tricks in the skate park in Waterloo

Darren Picklum

Project Officer-Park Services

For additional information please call 02 8512 4267.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

What we’re doing

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 school holidays.

Fernside, a 920sqm concrete skate park, was the first of its kind in the area when it opened in mid-2006, about 6 months after a half pipe at Federal Park in Annandale.

Impacts and disruptions

The skate park was closed from Monday 6 to Friday 10 June 2016, while the work took place.

The upgrade will help ensure a safe and high-quality skate ramp for skateboarders to enjoy.

Works included:

  • repairing the joins and cracks in the surface
  • grinding and sealing the surface to make it smoother and protect it.

We also resealed the main skate ramp's surface.