Bibra Lake skate park gets ‘epic’ response from skateboarding community


A concept image of the skate park planned for Bibra Lake.
A concept image of the skate park planned for Bibra Lake.

CONCEPT plans for a new skate park in Bibra Lake have received the tick of approval from one of the sport’s biggest bodies.

The facility is one element of a new $1.8 million recreation precinct the City of Cockburn wants to build on Bibra Drive.

It will feature the skate park, a basketball court, barbecue area, a playground and close to 6000sq m of off-lead dog exercise space.

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Skateboarding WA director Ben Bowring said the facility could “set a new standard for skate park design in WA”.

“The Bibra Lake design is not considered a large footprint like the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza or Busselton skate parks, but what it lacks in size it makes up in much higher levels of user functionality and enjoyment,” he said.

“That’s thanks to well thought out obstacle placement, allowing positive flow lines around the park without the conflicting flow lines and funnelled congestion points you get at many skate parks around WA.”

Mr Bowring said the park would be fun, safe and allow long-term skill development.

“The skate park design will also function really well for any event including a clinic or competition, when there is increased numbers of people using the space,” he said.

“The response from the skateboarding community has been epic.

“Everyone is incredibly excited and can’t wait for this to be built.”

Plans are out for public consultation until March 3.

Visit www.cockburn.wa.gov.au to view the plans.