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.

From December 2019 to February 2020, City of Melbourne consulted on the redesign of these two inner-city skate parks.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    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 - complete

    Design briefs developed

    Feedback on the skate park design briefs.

    June 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Concept plan

    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.

Riverslide Skate Park Redevelopment

Apply to join the Skate Reference Group by 26 May 2022.

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