Lincoln skatepark opens after revamp

by Anonymous Author

The Lincoln Domain skatepark will be officially reopened this weekend, and the Selwyn District Council is throwing a bit of a party.

The official opening of the revamped skatepark will be held on Sunday, from 11am to 1pm. The event, hosted by skating retailer Cheapskates will include music, food, spot prizes, skateboarding demonstrations and lessons on skatepark etiquette.

Selwyn District Council’s property and commercial manager, Douglas Marshall, said the redesign of the skatepark, led by designer Dave North, achieves the initial goal of being a quality facility where younger skaters and scooter riders can rapidly progress, learn and have fun.

“Council is grateful for the support of the community while the changes were being made,” Mr Marshall said.

“We understand that locals have had to be really patient while we get the skatepark right; however, we’re confident locals will really enjoy this new facility.”

He said changes to the skatepark’s design were also influenced by discussions with local skaters and other skatepark designers.

“We’ve actively listened to the community’s ideas and have incorporated some of these into the new design.” Mr Marshall. 

While the skatepark is ready to use some finishing touches are being carried out this week.

Council’s community projects and facilities manager, Cam Warr, said this includes the final shaping and completion of the retaining wall and fencing will also be installed above one of the bowls.

“Our contractors will continue to be on site to do some detail work, but the areas being worked on will be coned off, and the skatepark will be safe for everyone to use.”

Mr Warr said council wants to stay in touch with local skaters and is open to receiving feedback about the new skatepark.