The skate park is a major destination for local and regional skaters, and upgrades have expanded the park’s offerings to create a destination that caters for all ages and abilities.
Works at the park have included new beginner and advanced skating bowls, a skate plaza with seating and a refurbishment of the mini and vertical ramps.
Non-skaters can also enjoy the park’s facilities, including a court with basketball and netball rings, as well as an outdoor playground featuring parkour equipment, bars, trampolines and a flying fox.
The Waurn Ponds Skate Park was designed in consultation with the community and delivered in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, which contributed $600,000 to the works.
It is one of two skate park upgrades being delivered as part of the project. The second, in St Leonards, is due for completion later this year.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure and supports initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports clubs and organisations.
It’s part of the more than $1.9 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities, visit Grants and Funding.