Old Northern Road Skate Park Set for Complete Overhaul

Major changes are on the way for the skate park at Albany Creek’s Old Northern Road. The existing skate park will be demolished and completely rebuilt with a fresh design by mid-2024, based on feedback and ideas collected from the local community.

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Once complete, skaters, scooters, BMX riders and rollerbladers will be able to drop in at the revamped park.

Besides the skate park at Old Northern Road, the one at Sheep Station Creek Park in Morayfield is also set for an upgrade. Works at Morayfield are set to begin in October 2023, with Albany Creek to follow in January 2024. Both projects are expected to be completed by mid-2024.

Deception Bay Skate Park (Photo credit: Leisha Bumgart)

Division 3 Councillor Adam Hain said they are taking inspiration from the Deception Bay Skate Park, where Council invested $1.5 million into upgrades, and other leading skate parks in Queensland to bring Morayfield back into the top ranked parks in the state.

Mayor Peter Flannery noted that similar to roads and pavements, it was important for Moreton Bay to ensure its skate parks and other active infrastructure stay up-to-date and meet the needs of the community. 

“We know locals love the outdoors, and we want to encourage even more people in our region to get out and enjoy their skateboards, scooters, BMX and rollerblades,” he said. 

About the Skate Park Upgrades Program

Photo credit: Aek Fisher/Google Maps

These upgrades are part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s ongoing Skate Park Upgrades Program. In 2019, Council conducted a comprehensive audit of all 23 skate parks in the region. The audit evaluated each park’s functionality, condition, and location to identify opportunities for improvement.

From the audit, Council developed a phased plan to invest in maintenance, repairs, and complete redesigns of select skate parks. The first phase of the renewal program focuses on upgrading facilities in Dayboro, Deception Bay, Albany Creek, Morayfield, and North Lakes. 

Redevelopment of the Albany Creek and Morayfield parks represents the next stage in implementing the region-wide skate park enhancements.

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The program upgrades will give local skaters and riders access to premier parks close to home as excitement builds for Brisbane 2032. Stay tuned for updates on construction timelines and designs in the coming months.

Published 27-July-2023