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

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.