New Morton Road skate park now open
We are excited to announce that Morton Road Skate park is open! Landscape works, including installation of lighting and turf, will continue around the edges of the skate park over the coming months.
The completion of the sprawling, family-friendly park—designed by world-leading skate park designers and builders, CONVIC—at Christie Downs’ Morton Road reserve, is the latest construction milestone for the $3.5 million Sports and Community Hub, due to open later this year.
With features suitable for all skill levels and riders, including skateboarders, BMXing, scooter, rollerskating and all other active wheeled sport disciplines, Mayor Erin Thompson says the park will be a “great tree-lined spot for families who’d simply like to come down and enjoy the action.”
This new skate park will be a ‘must go’ destination for all keen skaters across Adelaide, with work now turning to the multi-use tennis and netball courts, the junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecues, basketball half-court, irrigated lawns and public toilets.
Roger Rasheed, Founder of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation, who partnered with the State Government to deliver this live-changing hub said;
“I can’t wait to see this hub becoming a go-to haven for local families and a home for our Foundation’s life-changing sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds”
City of Onkaparinga are planning on holding an official opening towards the end of this year once construction of the wider reserve works are completed and in the meantime, is asking for public’s help to formally name Morton Road Reserve.
Head to council’s Your Say page to suggest a name before Monday 12 April: