Flaxmere Park has been the community’s preferred site for a new skate facility for 10 years. With funding now available, it’s time to build.
The Swansea/Henderson Rd corner of Flaxmere Park is identified in the Reserve Management Plan (2011) as the location of the new skate plaza. Given our consultation with the community happened so long ago, we want to check we are not missing a better option.
The reasons for choosing the preferred site include:
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Feedback closes 16 July 2021
The community has a long-held desire for a modern skate facility for its children and teens. It is included in the Flaxmere Park Reserve Management Plan. Council has set aside money to build this new skate facility, to replace the skate bowl in the town centre, as part of a planned Flaxmere town centre upgrade.
We’re finalising plans for the Flaxmere town centre upgrade. These include removing the existing skate bowl to enable more shops, more houses and better access for the Flaxmere community. The plans also enable funding to be released for a brand new skate plaza in Flaxmere.
The skate plaza will be a similar size to the plaza that was most recently built at the Village Green in Havelock North.
We are working closely with our children and youth, through the schools in Flaxmere. The five schools have each nominated two students with an interest in skateboarding and/or scootering to gather information from the fellow students to provide to Council’s designer.
We’ve engaged Rich Smith, from Rich Landscapes, to design the skate plaza and he is very excited to be working directly with Flaxmere kids on this project. Rich, who is a skater, designed the Village Green skate plaza and our district’s premier skating facility, William Nelson Skate Park.
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