Old Kwinana skate park packs up

Che Millington and youth engagement officer Arbie Pattiselanno.Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d439512
Che Millington and youth engagement officer Arbie Pattiselanno.Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d439512

AFTER 12 years of heavy use, Kwinana’s Skate Park was demolished last Monday, leaving behind a massive sandy pit, lights and a concrete ‘couch’ art installation.

Youth workers from the Zone Youth Space set up an online memorial to fill the vacuum until a new skate park can be designed, funded and built.

The RIP page on Facebook pays homage to the original structure though the sharing of stories, photos and video.

Anyone who posts something can be in the running to win one of three prizes.

Up for grabs is a Go Pro Hero 3, plus $100 and $50 JB Hi Fi vouchers.

Kwinana skaters, BMX and scooter riders and residents will also be consulted soon to draw up concepts for the replacement skate park.

On Tuesday, Che Millington, of Calista, said he’d like to see a new site similar in design to the Fremantle skate park, with a similar bowl and half-pipes, but bigger.

Harley Carter, of Rockingham, said he preferred to use facilities in Kwinana, and wanted to see the new design include a bigger speed ramp and bigger spine.

All the boys called for the overhanging trees to be removed because falling gumnuts had caused many accidents and users frequently had to sweep the skate park clean to keep it safe.

The City is considering a temporary skate facility.

Visit http://on.fb.me/|1Ta6xnq to post memories of the former skate park.