First look at Scarborough’s skate bowl

Pictures: Martin Kennealey d480228
Pictures: Martin Kennealey d480228

VISITORS to Scarborough have had their first look at the much-anticipated skate bowl.

Scaffolding was removed this week, which revealed the 3.6m-deep international level competition skate bowl at the $100 million foreshore redevelopment.

The bowl is expected to be a main drawcard of the intergenerational plaza, known as the Skate Pit, named after its location at a former dance spot popular with rock ‘n’ roll dancers in the 1950s.

The Snake Pit comprises three areas for skateboarding, scooter and BMX riding, including a quarter pipe, ramps, rails, stairs and hipped flat banks, as well as a 4.4m-high climbing wall and basketball half-court.

The area is expected to open this month.

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