New Sydney Park Skate Park Designed to be a Community Hangout

Words by Steve Hammond

A free ‘outdoor theatre’ with natural amphitheatre seating, an intergenerational hub that draws people of all ages – the new skate park in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Alexandria is the latest recreational destination that is proving hugely popular with all sections of the community.

Designed by GroupGSA and Convic as an inclusive space, Sydney Park Skate Park is a drawcard even for those who won’t be dropping into a three-metre bowl anytime soon. The location of the skate park allows everyone to enjoy the skating action, much like an outdoor theatre.

“We didn’t want the skate park tucked away out of view. We located it right on Sydney Road so that activity in the park is visible from the street. On the other side, a grassy hill creates a natural amphitheatre, where people can sit, have a picnic and check out the thrills and spills playing out below,” GroupGSA project design director Steve Hammond explained.

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