- Last updated:
- 28 Oct 2016
The Coolum Skate and BMX Park is a district level facility which caters for skateboarders, scooters, BMX riders and bladers.
Council is planning to repair the existing facility and introduce a small beginners' area at the Coolum Skate Park.
Council sought community feedback on options for the location of the new beginner’s area and the specific skate elements that the new area could include.
Two options were prepared. These would be built in stages.
Stage 1 could be delivered in the short term using current funding.
Stage 2 could be delivered in the long term and is subject to future funding.
Feedback closed 20 June 2016.
Council's Sunshine Coast Skate and BMX Plan 2011-2020 recommends:
- minor repairs to the existing facility and a beginners' area
- adding street elements
- protecting the car park with a perimeter barrier
- improving seating
- considering lighting improvements.
There are two parts of the skate park upgrade that you can provide feedback on:
- The location of the new beginners' area
- Specific skate elements for the new area
- View the site and design considerations
Where to from here
After the initial ideas are collected, the project team will review all feedback and develop the design.
Updates on the project will be made available on this website.
Construction is expected to start in early 2017.
The need for this skate park upgrade has been driven by the degrading / aging asset as well as the current and future growth needs as identified in the Sunshine Coast Skate and BMX Plan 2011-2020.
The Coolum District Skate and BMX Facility was built in 2004. It is close to central Coolum. There is public transport nearby and the park is easy to walk or ride to.
The skate park is well used and includes a continuous bowl, junior half pipe, grind block, slide rail, vertical wall drops and manual pod and pump feature.
Coolum has three recreation parks. They each have a different character and are used in different ways.
Tickle Park is Coolum’s premier park and has active recreation infrastructure including the playground, skate park, barbecues and amenities. Large community events and festivals are held in the park.
The other two parks are Jack Morgan Park and Lions/Norrie Job Park, which are being upgraded to try and take some of the pressure off Tickle Park.
Jack Morgan Park will continue to be upgraded over the next few years. It will be Coolum’s cultural and civic heart. Council expected that, over time, the park will host small-scale community events such as concerts, outdoor movies, craft markets, outdoor art / sculpture exhibitions and children’s holiday activities (using existing on-site community facilities).
Lions/Norrie Job Park will be maintained as a low-key recreation park with exercise trails and a natural and informal character. The park is scheduled to be upgraded from 2018 pending funding.
If you require additional information regarding this project please contact council's project officer on (07) 5420 8839.