It's time to revitalise St Albans skate park and we want to know what you think works, what features are important to you and any suggestions you may have on the proposed design.
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board has approved the amended plan for the skate park at St Albans Park, as per the staff recommendation.
You can read the minutes online(external link)(external link) from Wednesday 8 July 2020.
Consultation has now closed, and a report will be presented to the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board on Friday 3 July 2020 for approval of the amended plan.
To view the meeting agenda and report including the staff recommendation from 1 July 2020, go to: christchurch.infocouncil.biz (external link)
During the consultation, we received 37 submissions from individuals.
65% supported the proposed design.
33% generally supported the proposed design, but had concerns.
2% did not support the proposed design.
We considered all feedback and following further input from the project team, some changes have been recommended:
The final decision is recorded in the meeting minutes, available online three working days after the meeting.
If the proposed project is approved by the Community Board we will be aiming for work to begin in October 2020 and be completed before December 2020. This is subject to contractor availability and if we are unable to meet this timeframe then construction would be delayed until February 2021 to avoid having the skate park closed over the Christmas holiday period.
Local school children have asked us for more beginner skate features, so we’re extending the skate area at St Albans Park.
We’re adding some beginner street-style features. We plan to install rollover bumps, a 0.7m quarter pipe with a deck and a small 200mm platform ramp. This caters to people just starting out.
We also plan to add features that will appeal to experienced riders, by adding a hipped end and extended finger rollover to the two mini ramps .
The design requires the removal of two small walnut trees that we’ll replant or replace elsewhere in the park.
The park may be small but it packs a punch - it’s home to one of Christchurch’s few spines and back-to-back mini ramps.
The park is currently designed for more intermediate skaters and riders, but we’re hoping the new features will attract beginners too.
We’re planning to almost double the skate park’s area, extending it from approximately 350m2 to nearly 700m2.
The design provides a skate park with improved transition between the current flow features and the beginner street-style extension.
The proposed design opens the skate park up to a greater range of skill levels and users.
We want to know what you think works, what features are important to you and any suggestions you may have on the proposed design.
Your feedback will be given to the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board to help them make a final decision on the project.
With a focus on beginner level features, we’re proposing to put in a new:
1. Double rollover bump
2. Small hipped end quarter pipe with a platform
3. A small ramp to platform
4. Relocate the existing rail
We’ll be extending the existing spine and back-to-back mini ramps with:
5. Extended rollover with a pump bumps
6. Hipped end off the exiting quarter pipe
7. New balustrades on the exiting skate ramp
8. Bespoke timber seating
9. Umbrella shade sails
10. Painted timber poles
11. Painted lines weaving through timber poles
We worked with skate park users to develop a plan designed by skaters for skaters.
The current design is based on the feedback provided at the St Albans Skate Jam in May 2019, by readers of the St Albans Skate e-newsletter and from ideas sent to us by St Albans school children.
2D plans - click to enlarge
3D images - click to enlarge
We're going to be at St Albans Park on Forfar Street, Edgeware on the following dates: Saturday 18 January 2020, anytime from 12 to 3pm (if wet Sunday 19 January) Tuesday 4 February 2020, anytime from 4.30 to 6.30pm (if wet Tuesday 11 February)
Talk to the team
St Albans Skate Jam:
We'll also be at the skate park on:
We're going to be at St Albans Park on Forfar Street, Edgeware on the following dates:
Saturday 18 January 2020, anytime from 12 to 3pm
(if wet Sunday 19 January)
Tuesday 4 February 2020, anytime from 4.30 to 6.30pm
(if wet Tuesday 11 February)
|Consultation opens||17 January 2020|
|Talk to the team - St Albans Skate Jam||18 January 2020|
|Talk to the team||4 February 2020|
|Consultation closes||17 February 2020|
|Decision meeting||Early autumn 2020|
|Construction (subject to approval)||Mid to late 2020|