Flying high — West Melton is to get a new skatepark

Public say on skatepark

by Mike Isle

West Melton is to get a new skatepark, but not before the public has their say on its design and location.

The council is consulting on design ideas for the new skatepark as well as where it should be located in West Melton. The skatepark design aims to cater for beginner to intermediate scooter and skateboard riders.

The public’s ideas will help council designers come up with a suitable design.

The council wants to know what features the public wants at the new park.

They say the newly finished Lincoln skate park located outside the front of the Lincoln Event Centre is an example of what West Melton’s park may look like.

The Lincoln park has a small bowl for learners leading to an intermediate bowl, which has lots of different carve lines as well as air and transfer lines.

The locations for the West Melton park the council is consulting on are West Melton Domain, in close proximity to the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre; the reserve on West View Crescent joining West Melton Primary; Brinsworth Reserve on Brinsworth Avenue and Retford Common Reserve; Rotherham Drive, Retford Common and Brampton Drive. This first phase of public consultation closes on Wednesday, February 13. There will then be further consultation on the detailed design.

Any questions should be directed to Council Community Projects and Facilities manager Cam Warr: reserves@selwyn.govt.nz.