Skate park and BMX track opening in time for summer

Skate park and BMX track opening in time for summer

Two action-packed features of the redeveloped Waterview Reserve are rapidly taking shape and are on track for a summer opening.

A new skate park and BMX track are being built as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA’s)¬†Waterview Connection project.

The facilities have been designed and built by the Well-Connected Alliance (WCA) with input from local skaters and BMX riders.

The BMX track (above) was inspired by a similar track in Melbourne, and features a series of consecutive jumps in a pump track-style loop.
The BMX track (above) was inspired by a similar track in Melbourne, and features a series of consecutive jumps in a pump track-style loop.

The skate park will feature a bowled transition area, a big 3m-high quarter pipe, fun boxes, rails and stairs.

Redevelopment almost complete

Construction of the skate park and BMX track will complete the second stage of the Waterview Reserve redevelopment. The playground opened last year with around a thousand people attending the opening celebration.

The final stage will see upgrades to the Te Auaunga Awa-Oakley Creek area, including improvements to paths, landscaping and planting, due to be finished early 2017.

The Well-Connected Alliance comprises the NZTA, Fletcher Construction, Parsons Brinckerhoff, McConnell Dowell, Tonkin+Taylor and Obayashi Corporation.

– Our Auckland

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *