City of Melbourne is upgrading 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.

Give us your feedback by 14 February 2020.

Drop in sessions

Talk face-to-face with us at one of our drop in sessions:

Tuesday 4 February 2020 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

JJ Holland Park drop in

Wednesday 12 February 2020 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Riverslide drop in

Design workshops

If you are interested in getting hands-on in designing the skate park, join us at one of our design workshops:

Thursday 30 January 2020 06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Design Workshop at Signal

Northbank, Flinders Walk

Register to attend

Thursday 6 February 2020 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Design Workshop at The Venny

85 Kensington Road, Kensington

Register to attend

JJ Holland Park and Riverslide redesign

Find out more and upload your ideas.

What do you love about your skate park?

Tell us what you love or would improve about these skate parks.