The final layout of the Crestmead Skate Park expansion was decided on Sunday 22 August 2021 after more than 150 locals gathered at the site to choose their preferred design.

A new quarter-pipe ramp would wrap around the existing part and connect the edges on opposite sides, allowing riders to practice longer runs, gain more speed, and execute more advanced tricks.

The central feature would be a step-up gap with a launch ramp, a landing ramp, hips and banks.

CaptureLogan City Council division five councillor and deputy mayor Jon Raven said works would begin in term one next year and be completed in time for the Easter school holidays.

“We’re also planning to add lights, CCTV coverage and some shaded seating around the skate park,” he said.

Mr Raven said the new lighting would allow older riders to practice at night, so the skate park could be less crowded during the day.

Specialist skate park design consultants from Melbourne created three layout concepts based on community feedback from an initial public consultation on 6 May 2021.

Capture2“We would love feedback about the other features around the skate area like gazebos, lighting ad safety,” Mr Raven said.

“Our Olympian, Logan Martin, once rode these ramps so there’s no reason why any of these kids can’t compete in the Brisbane 2032 Games.”

In June 2021 the Logan City Council announced Rosia Park in Park Ridge would also receive a brand-new skate park as part of the multi-million dollar Australian-first wheeled sports facility.

Mr Raven said another big park project would be upgrading the Marsden water play and wetlands.

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The new design will wrap around the existing skatepark over the surrounding grassed areas. Photo by Jamie Furness.

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