The final designs for Alex skate park.
The final designs for Alex skate park. Contributed

REVEALED: Alex skate park design finalised

SKATERS, BMX riders and scooter riders of all ability levels will all be able to enjoy the major upgrades to take place at the Alexandra Headland skate park.

The final concept design, which includes a split level advanced bowl, mini bowl and stair set, was developed by Sunshine Coast Council and specialist skate park designers following two rounds of community consultation.

Division 4 Councillor John Connolly said council had incorporated feedback on the draft concept design into the final design.

The final designs for Alex skate park.
The final designs for Alex skate park. Contributed

"The final design offers a modern and innovative skate park that includes many features the community asked for," Cr Connolly said.

"There are elements to suit skaters, BMX riders and scooter riders of all ability levels.

"A stage will also provide opportunities for events such as competitions, demonstrations and learn-to-skate workshops.

The final designs for Alex skate park.
The final designs for Alex skate park. Contributed

"Most of the feedback council received on the draft concept designs focused on a larger and deeper bowl, more transitions and features that allow the park to be used by more people at once."

The first phase of community consultation invited ideas for the design and the second phase allowed comment on two draft concept designs.

Construction is expected to start between April and May 2017.

Key design features:

  • A combination-style park with features for both street and transition users
  • Split level advanced bowl with a depth of 6ft - 8ft and an extension up to 9ft
  • 4ft mini bowl
  • 5ft quarter pipe and 3ft quarter bowl
  • Kicker to kicker with A-frame rail
  • A stage located under the existing Norfolk Island pine tree, plus seating and shade, which offers opportunities for community events within the precinct.