Design options roll in for Windale, Morisset and Croudace Bay skate parks in Lake Macquarie

HAVE YOUR SAY: One of the design concepts for Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park in Morisset.
HAVE YOUR SAY: One of the design concepts for Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park in Morisset.

Lake Macquarie City Council is calling on the community to choose their favourite design concept for three new skate parks slated to go in at Morisset, Windale and Croudace Bay.

Enlocus Landscape Architects have used information from the first phase of community consultation in 2018 to create six street-style skate park designs - two options for each location.

Residents are now being asked to vote on which design they like best.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser recognised the importance of a collaborative approach to the design.

"We have a very passionate and avid skating community in Lake Macquarie, so it was important that we create something for the community by the community," she said.

"Together with Enlocus Landscape Architects we have created designs that responded to the community's requests, so I'm excited to see how people vote."

Design for Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay

Design for Thomas H Halton Park, Croudace Bay

The council's manager for asset management, Brendan Callander, said the designs include features that will appeal to both skateboarders and BMX riders.

"We received a lot of input from that community suggesting they wanted a street-style design over a traditional skate bowl," he said.

"Council will invest more than $2 million into the three locations and the designs feature dynamic skating elements like, steep flat banks, wallrides and down rails, I'm confident that each of the skate parks will have something for everyone."

Morisset's project would adjoin a new playground and outdoor fitness area in Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park.

At Croudace Bay, the skate park is envisioned as part of a revamp for Thomas H Halton Park.

Design for Bahloo Reserve, Windale

Design for Bahloo Reserve, Windale

In Windale, the Bahloo Reserve project is expected to double the size of the former skate park near the suburb's PCYC.

The consultation period will be open until Wednesday, June 10, with skate fans as well as local residents able to log in and view the options before completing a short survey where they can pick their preferred design.

The survey can be completed and designs viewed online at:

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