Tawa Skate Park upgrade

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This consultation is now closed, thank you to everyone who made a submission. We are now summarising the results.

About the project

The skate community in Wellington has spoken, and we are listening. This year, Tawa skate park will be upgraded from an aging relic to a contemporary space which skaters of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels can enjoy.  

The approximate budget for this is $440,000 with extra funding needed for a beginner’s flat area (phase two). 

Final design plan

The final plan has been developed using the feedback we received from Tawa community representatives as well as extensive input from key local skaters Kevin Francis and the Wellington Skateboarding Association.  

Due to increasing build costs, it was agreed to split the vision for the new skate park into two areas. The funded and approved stage one shown in the design concepts, and a proposed flatground / beginners area in stage two. The design has been through multiple iterations and drew inspiration from a variety of existing facilities and skate spots around the world, including

You can view the full design concept under 'Tawa Skate Park Design Concept.'  

We Skate Pōneke

An action from the 2017 Play Spaces Policy stated the need to engage with the Wellington skate community to understand their needs and aspirations. As a result, in 2020 with the help of surveys, interviews and drop-in sessions we developed the Skate Community Engagement Report. 

This report, coupled with ongoing work with the skate community, has led us to developing a skate work programme to ensure that; there is a network of facilities that cater to varying abilities through park upgrades and the building of a new destination park in Kilbirnie;  the benefits of skateboarding are understood and appreciated in the City through our ongoing #WeSkatePōneke campaign and that skate is considered in WCC transport and urban design projects.

For more information on these projects, take a look at:

This consultation is now closed, thank you to everyone who made a submission. We are now summarising the results.

About the project

The skate community in Wellington has spoken, and we are listening. This year, Tawa skate park will be upgraded from an aging relic to a contemporary space which skaters of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels can enjoy.  

The approximate budget for this is $440,000 with extra funding needed for a beginner’s flat area (phase two). 

Final design plan

The final plan has been developed using the feedback we received from Tawa community representatives as well as extensive input from key local skaters Kevin Francis and the Wellington Skateboarding Association.  

Due to increasing build costs, it was agreed to split the vision for the new skate park into two areas. The funded and approved stage one shown in the design concepts, and a proposed flatground / beginners area in stage two. The design has been through multiple iterations and drew inspiration from a variety of existing facilities and skate spots around the world, including

You can view the full design concept under 'Tawa Skate Park Design Concept.'  

We Skate Pōneke

An action from the 2017 Play Spaces Policy stated the need to engage with the Wellington skate community to understand their needs and aspirations. As a result, in 2020 with the help of surveys, interviews and drop-in sessions we developed the Skate Community Engagement Report. 

This report, coupled with ongoing work with the skate community, has led us to developing a skate work programme to ensure that; there is a network of facilities that cater to varying abilities through park upgrades and the building of a new destination park in Kilbirnie;  the benefits of skateboarding are understood and appreciated in the City through our ongoing #WeSkatePōneke campaign and that skate is considered in WCC transport and urban design projects.

For more information on these projects, take a look at:

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