Howlong Skate Park

The Stronger Communities Fund will enable the addition of a $201,900 Skate park to the Lowe Square Playground upgrade to create a recreational space that will cater for families, children and youth of Howlong.

The Howlong Youth Park Committee have worked together with the community for a skate park and have raised $15,000 toward the project. They have also gained financial support from the Howlong Lions Club (and Lions Australia) who generously committed $25,000 along with $5,000 from the Howlong Op Shop.

A design concept has been prepared by award winning skate park designers, Convic who are leaders in youth space and skate park design.

The proposed ‘street terrain’ style skate park has a number of features, including 900H (3ft) Quarter with Doorway, 300H (1ft) Kicker to Kicker, 400H Round Flat Bar, 350H Ledge, 1200H (4ft) Bank with 750H Jersey Barrier Extension, Banked Hip, 1200H (4ft) Mini Ramp and a 1500H (5ft) Quarter Pipe.

 

Consultation

Howlong’s young residents were provided with the opportunity to provide their feedback on the draft concept designs for the new skate park at Lowe Square. Council staff met with local school students, held pop up consultation stands, distributed surveys through sporting groups and developed an online survey to capture feedback.

53 surveys were completed in total and provided a range of constructive feedback that has been considered in the final design, which can be viewed here(PDF, 80KB).

 

Project timings

Detailed design and construction documents have now been prepared and Council will call for tenders in the coming weeks. Once a company has been appointed to build the skate park, a more detailed timeline will be communicated to the community.