New skate park designs for Port Lincoln

PROPOSED designs have been revealed for a planned revamp of the Port Lincoln skate park to cater for skaters of all skill levels.

The Port Lincoln City Council worked with Melbourne company Convic to create concept designs that would work with the space of the existing skate park. 

Mayor Bruce Green said youth forums had highlighted a desire to update the skate park with more “street style skating elements”. 

“There's been a community push from the skaters for a number of years where the deep bowls are great for accomplished skaters but not terribly user friendly for novice and intermediate,” he said.

“It's been on our list to do, so we delayed it for a year to properly engage the youth.”

Local skaters were invited to have their say with Convic in January to workshop ideas for the future of the skate park.

“We used Convic to engage with the skaters and come up with a design that would increase those street elements and different skating features,” Mr Green said. 

The designs will go to public consultation and the designers will take feedback on board and come up with a detailed plan to be structurally engineered.

The council has committed $400,000 to the project over two years and expects construction begin this time next year.