Whitby - Stand Up and Get a Better Skatepark

Proposed Whitby Skatepark Design
Apr 04 2012

Whitby – Stand Up and Get a Better Skatepark

Shared from Manual Magazine, thanks Dave Read for bringing this to the attention of NZ skateboarders.

Manual Magazine
To all skateboarders in the Greater Wellington area, and especially users of the existing Whitby Skate Park (which is due to be demolished), can you please give us some feedback on this. Check out the link and tell us your thoughts about the design. Do you think this is what a modern skate park should look like? Because we think it’s far from a relevant or good design for skateboarding. If you were part of the user group who consulted on this design, please let us know who drafted these designs before they get set in concrete because (and I feel we’ve not alone in saying this) this is NOT a good skate park design.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/kapi-mana-news/6682711/Whitby-skatepark-relocation-engaging-users

Get Involved. The next public meeting to discuss designs and progress of the skatepark will be at St Mary’s Church on May 15, 7pm.

4 Comments

  • sam June 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    where is the halfpie & bowl, a skate park is not complete without a kick ass bowl and ramp, in fact a bowl and ramp is all you need, street stuff is found on the street.

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    • Paul Hunter August 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Too True – whats with the block walls at both ends leading into the bowlish part for a few bucks extra turn them into quarters and you suddenly have a park with more flow and some lower areas the beginners can hone their skills – might get them of those scooters. How come we cant get bowl design right its either nice deep bowls or flat land stuff – nothing in between for the kids – whose gonna learn to drop in on a 6 – 8′ vert bowl – not many if any – we should copy what the ozzies do – have some transitions for the beginners leading up to the stuff we all like.

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      • Paul Hunter August 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

        ps I do like the fence at the top stopping the bikers – nice touch

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  • Carson April 20, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Did they get rid of the skate park?

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