Upgrade called for Bibra Lake skate park

Cockburn councillor Phil Eva, Cameron Giles and Kylie Fuller with supporters of a park revamp.
Cockburn councillor Phil Eva, Cameron Giles and Kylie Fuller with supporters of a park revamp.

THE successful redevelopment of a skate park in Spearwood has residents in Bibra Lake dreaming of a similar outcome.

In April, more than 100 people helped the City of Cockburn launch the re-opening of the Market Garden Swamp Skate Park on Rockingham Road.

The park, which features a bowl, quarterpipe, halfpipe and a funbox, was praised by skaters for its design, and parents for its undercover area and water stations.

Bibra Lake residents Cameron Giles and Kylie Fuller have joined forces after hearing they were working towards the same goal; having the skate park on Bibra Drive revamped.

The pair, together win a band of supporters, have been busy gathering signatures for a petition asking for council support, and have opened a Facebook page called Bibra Lake Skatepark Revamp.

“There’s no flow with the current park, it’s tight and obviously limited,” Ms Fuller said.

Freestyle bmx pro Shaun Jarvis is supporting the push, describing ramps as outdated and the surface as haggard.

Cockburn councillor Phil Eva has asked City officers to prepare a report on the feasibility of rejuvenating the park.