Kangaroo Bay Skate Park Tasmania

Design Feature
Type of Project
Infrastructure
State
Tasmania
Location
Regional

The idea for a skate park in Kangaroo Bay emerged in 2010 when 442 passionate young people took the initiative to petition Clarence City Council. In 2011, Council approved and allocated budget to build the park.  Council met with representatives from the local skateboarding community including Jimmy’s Skate and Street, the Southern Skateboarding Association and local designer Simon Williams to design a state-of-the art facility. In 2012, a project plan was finalised, funds and resources identified, and a State Government grant  secured. The Kangaroo Bay Skate Park opened in 2016 featuring one of the largest Big Bowls in the southern hemisphere. 

A state of the art facility

The project was driven by Council, community stakeholders and the skateboarding community to make a quality skate park for locals to enjoy and to host state and national competitions. 

Kangaroo Bay Skate Park is a state of the art facility that is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Kangaroo Bay Skate Park is a state of the art facility that is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The skate park is in alignment with the 2008 'Kangaroo Bay Urban Design Strategy and Concept Plan', which aims to revitalise the area as a “significant waterfront leisure precinct”.

The facility encourages physical activity and a social place for people to gather and enjoy entertainment.
The facility encourages physical activity and a social place for people to gather and enjoy entertainment.

The community facility includes an international standard competition street course and bowl, plus barbecue facilities and a stage for community use. 

Project Team 

  • Clarence City Council (including the Youth Network Advisory Group) 
  • Southern Skateboarding Association 
  • Jimmy’s Skate and Street (local business) Simon Williams (designed the facility) 
  • The local skating community  

Project Cost 

  • $1.14 million, including a $100,000 State Government grant 

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