City of Melbourne is consulting on the redesign of two of Melbourne’s most iconic inner-city skate parks and we want to hear from you!
Inner-city skating has numerous benefits including improved physical, mental and social wellbeing. It is unstructured and free to participate in and can be accessed across generations. Well-designed skate infrastructure can also attract high levels of use and visitors that increase the economy and vibrancy of our city.
In 2017, City of Melbourne released their Skate Melbourne Plan 2017-2027 (PDF 3.57MB). Action 2.6 of the plan prioritised the upgrade of existing facilities, specifically Alexandra Gardens (Riverslide) and JJ Holland Park. The redesign will better integrate skate facilities with the surrounding infrastructure and environment, and ensure daily users have the best experience possible. The total size and footprint of each of the parks will remain the same through the redesign process.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been skating for years, your input and insights will help to shape the redesign of these well utilised and loved spaces.
What if I don’t ride a skateboard?
City of Melbourne defines skating inclusive of BMX, scooters, roller skaters and bladers, which can use the same skate-able spaces as skateboarders.
How can I get involved?
There are a number of opportunities for you to have your say, both in person and online:
- Upload a photo, video or comment in skate park ideas.
- Tell us what you love or would improve about JJ Holland Park.
- Tell us what you love or would improve about Riverslide.
- Attend a drop-in session to learn more and share your ideas in person.
- Take part in a design workshop to get hands-on in designing the park.
- Tell us a bit about you and take part in a skate redesign reference group.
Consultation has now closed.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Gathering ideas and visions for the skate park redesign via online feedback, workshops and drop in sessions.
Reference group established.
December to February 2020
Timeline item 2 - active
Design briefs developed
Feedback on the skate park design briefs.
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Concept plans released for Council to endorse.
Further updates on the timeline to construct the skate parks is subject to Council approval and budget cycle, and will be provided when confirmed.
Past sessions and workshops
Thursday 19 December 2019 03:30 pm – 06:30 pm
Riverslide drop in
If you have told us you are interested in joining the skate reference group, you may be contacted by a City of Melbourne employee using your details provided. We may contact you to ask for further information regarding your connection to the skate parks. We will also provide more detail regarding what being part of a community group involves.
The reference group will bring together people with diverse knowledge and experience relating to the skate parks to provide advice on the redesign and upgrade of Riverslide and JJ Holland Skate Parks. The group of between 8 to 12 people will meet on a regular basis at the City of Melbourne offices to discuss the redesign process.