The upgraded skate park at St Ives Village Green has reopened to young residents, as work continues on creating a youth precinct in the area.

Ku-ring-gai Council prepared the St Ives Village Green masterplan to aid the creation of a designated recreation area for young residents. The upgrade to the St Ives skate park is just one of several improvements being made by the Council in coming months to make the area more appealing for young families and teenagers.

The redesign of the skate park was carried out with input from local skateboarders. The result is a contemporary skate plaza, bowl areas and obstacles for skaters of all skill levels and abilities. The skate park opened to the public on Monday 21 February.

The skate park has an open flow and large bowl, making it a challenge for experienced riders but also retaining safe areas for beginners to practice their skateboarding skills.

Other features of the youth precinct to be completed in coming months include a performance space for community events; terraced areas overlooking the skate park; pathways linking the skate park with other areas of the Village Green and new seating and picnicking areas.

A new children’s playground is also being built near the skate park.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said he expected the redesigned area would be popular with the community.

“The St Ives Village Green area is going to be the place to be for families and young people this year.”

The Mayor added that upgrades to the St Ives community hall and youth centre were also being completed over the next few months.

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