Eaton community to be given first look at skatepark designs

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Skate Sculpture consultant Tim Yuen shows dardanup shire president Mick Bennett the plans for Eaton's proposed new skate park.
Camera IconSkate Sculpture consultant Tim Yuen shows dardanup shire president Mick Bennett the plans for Eaton's proposed new skate park. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Community members will be given a first look at designs for Eaton’s new skatepark at a pop-up event on Saturday.

Dardanup Shire Council staff worked with consultants Skate Sculpture to design a park that had shire president Mick Bennett excited.

“We are now very close and the community should give us the final tick of approval on Saturday,” he said.

“This park will be two and half times the size of the old one and we think its location is pretty special as well.”

Cr Bennett said the plans were two years in the making and money would likely be allocated in the 2020-21 budget for the project.

Skate Sculpture’s Tim Yuen said the park would feature three different sections which would cater for different ability levels.

“There will be a street plaza section with some stairs and rails for grinds,” he said.

“Further back there will be two bowls – a beginner bowl and a larger open flow bowl with different areas, extensions and heights.”

He said the skatepark would attract skaters from other areas and likely form part of a network of South West competitions.

“The design of the flow bowl is similar to what we might see at the Olympics when skating is introduced,” he said.

“That bowl will attract plenty of people because there are lots of design elements which allow people to skate in different ways.”

Saturday’s event will feature a pop-up skatepark near the council administration building and a free lunch. It will run from 11am to 2pm, weather permitting.

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