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Revamped Birkenhead skate park now open

Published: 17 November 2017

An improved skate park has been completed and is open for use at Birkenhead War Memorial Park. 

The skate park has a new mini skate bowl, pyramid, grind ledges, quarter pipes and pump bumps.

A new retaining wall and improved drainage have also been constructed at the site, while a new mural on the wall between the skate park and pool is set to be painted by a local ‘bomb’ artist over the next couple weeks.

New terraced seating, a shade sail, retaining wall (at the car park end of the site) and an access ramp from the car park to the pool and skate park will be added as part of stage two works in the 2019/20 financial year.  

“It’s great to have stage one completed in time for summer,” says Kaipātiki Local Board Chair Danielle Grant.

“The new design, co-created with local skaters and Skateboarding New Zealand, provides our young skaters with an improved range of features suitable for a range of skill levels,” she says.

Kaipātiki Local Board is committed to ongoing improvements and investment at Birkenhead War Memorial and looks forward to sharing and consulting on a new master plan for the park in 2018.  

Master plans are strategic documents that assist with successful long-term planning, investment, budgeting and asset management.