Call for community-led design on inner-city skate park

Date published: 11 March 2022

Townsville City Council will work with the community to co-design a new skate park in Garbutt.

Locals can have their say on what inclusions they would like for the skate park facility located at Harold Phillips Park.

Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson and divisional councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said consultation was now open through the Have Your Say website.

“The existing skate facilities are old and outdated and in need of refurbishment and modernisation,” Cr Greaney said.

“Council wants to work with the community to identify what that will look like.

“This skate park must be fit-for-purposes for all ages and all abilities and serve the community well into the future.

“Open space environments like Harold Phillips Park are important for a community like Townsville and significantly improving the liveability and the character of the neighbourhood they’re in.

“Locals like to get out and enjoy the North Queensland weather while taking part in sport and recreational activities.”

Mayor Jenny Hill said it is important residents, visitors and user groups take time to complete the survey to help make the skate park something the whole community can benefit from.

“Community consultations for the initial design stage of the skatepark are open now and close Friday 1 April 2022.

“Council will also actively engage with residents, skate boarding clubs, educational providers and regular user groups to ensure the facility delivers on expectations.”

Go to the Have Your Say website to provide feedback on the proposed Harold Phillips Park skate park.