Hundreds roll up for opening of $1.5m Edge skatepark in Kwinana

Kwinana councillors Ruth Alexander, Sandra Lee, Wendy Cooper, mayor Carol Adams, deputy mayor Peter Feasey, Dennis Wood and chief executive officer Joanne Abbiss at the new skate park.
Kwinana councillors Ruth Alexander, Sandra Lee, Wendy Cooper, mayor Carol Adams, deputy mayor Peter Feasey, Dennis Wood and chief executive officer Joanne Abbiss at the new skate park.

KWINANA’S $1.5 million Edge skatepark has been officially opened and is already attracting hundreds of skaters eager to try out the new 1800 square metre facility in the city’s youth precinct.

Mayor Carol Adams said it would encourage physical activity and provide a positive social space for young people.

The park caters to a range of sports including skateboarding, scooters, BMX, rollerblading, parkour and basketball.

“We’re incredibly proud to offer a facility of this level in Kwinana,” Cr Adams said.

“The park will be enjoyed by a diversity of users for many years to come including families, teens and serious skaters.”

She said it would become another drawcard to attract people to the city.

“We anticipate that the Edge Skatepark will attract regional-level competitions and events like never before in Kwinana, bringing in visitors from outside the area.”

It is located alongside the Kwinana Adventure Park and opposite the Zone Youth Space and Kwinana Recquatic.

The park was officially opened last Friday and jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Cr Adams said the skate park opening marked another milestone in the $340m Kwinana centre revitalisation, which has seen the city completely transformed in the past decade.

In a box:

Edge Skatepark features:

Competition-level bowl.

Beginners area.

Street area.

Jumps run.

Half pipe.

Parkour area.

Basketball half court.