Skate and BMX Facilities - Upcoming Events

​The City, with the support of the Scarborough Business Association (SBA) is providing the community the opportunity to participate in free BMX/Scooter and Skate clinics at the new Scarborough Beach Skate Facility. These activities will be occurring over the months of May, June and July 2018 and participants are required to register via the link below.

These clinics will be suitable for beginner and intermediate skilled participants and will provide important information about safety equipment, skill development and how to use the skate facility effectively with others. Times and dates will be updated so please keep an eye for any changes, particularly due to weather conditions. Helmets and other suitable safety gear is a requirement to participate. If you have any questions regarding these activities please contact the City on 9205 8555 or at stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au.


LocationDisciplineDateTime ActivityTo Register
Scarborough Beach Skate PlazaSkate Workshops with Tail Tap

Saturday 7 July

9.00am - 12.00noon


Coaching Sessions

Click Here

Scarborough Beach Skate PlazaBMX / Scooter Workshops with Freestyle Now

Thursday 5 July &

Wednesday 11 July

From 9.00am  

Coaching Sessions

Click Here

 

 

Skate and BMX Facility Strategy

The City’s Skate and BMX Facility Strategy was developed in response to a growing demand for skate and BMX amongst the local community and to address the limited skate and BMX facilities currently provided within the City. Taking into account the demographical data and industry trends, extensive community consultation was undertaken to quantify community need and inform the future provision of skate and BMX facilities.
 
To learn more about the Skate and BMX Facility Strategy, please view the video below:


Alternatively, if you would like to see the full PDF Strategy document, please see the link below.
Skate and BMX Facility Strategy 2013.pdfSkate and BMX Facility Strategy 2013

Strategy Status

The Skate and BMX Facility Strategy (Strategy) was endorsed in September 2013 and since this time the City of Stirling (City) has been progressing the implementation of the Strategy's recommendations. Stage A of the Strategy is the first stage to be implemented and includes the Princess Wallington Reserve Satellite Facility (Balga), Scarborough Beach Satellite Facility and Woodlands Incidental Facility. Current available progress updates for individual facilities are listed below.

     

Scarborough Beach Satellite Facility

The facility, known as the Snake Pit - is a reference to the area being the hottest spots of the "bodgies" and "widgies" in the 50s and 60s. This new Snake Pit is split into four parts:

  • The Skate/BMX Skate plaza
  • The Skate Bowl
  • The Bouldering Wall and
  • The 3 on 3 basketball facility.

While some of these facilities are not new concepts, there are cutting edge features never seen on this scale in Perth, most notably the Skate Bowl (the deepest in metropolitan Perth) and the Bouldering Wall, the first of its kind west of Melbourne!

While the Snake Pit is new and exciting, there are some considerations to take into account before entering the facility. They include:

The Skate/ BMX Street Plaza

The Street Plaza is designed with elements to mimic street style skating and BMX riding. It is a great place to learn to skate, ride and scoot or to develop and hone your current skills.

There are no age restrictions at the street plaza; whether you're 5 or 105, you are welcome! Things can get a little intense with people of all ages learning new skills so make sure you keep your eye on your surroundings. If you are unsure about something, feel free to ask someone, we are here to help.  

The Street Plaza is a cool place to hang out, and it's not going anywhere so you will get your turn in the plaza. Cutting in and snaking isn't fair and isn't cool, hang back until it is your turn.

There will be various times throughout the day that the plaza is busier than others, so mornings will be a good time to practice new tricks.  

It is important to note that you use these facilities at your own risk and the City cannot be held liable for any injury, which may include paralysis or death, however caused. You should be wearing proper safety gear at all times.

In the event of an emergency, please call 000 and quote the address as 'Scarborough Skate Park' The Esplanade (the nearest cross street is Manning St). For other police matters, please call 131 444 or for City of Stirling Security call 1300 365 356.

The Skate/ BMX Street Plaza is open every day from 7am – dusk

The Skate Bowl

The Skate Bowl is the deepest of its kind in WA and has been specifically designed to cater for national and international competitions. We recommend the bowl to be used by skilled and experienced users. If you're a spectator, make sure you keep at least 1m back from the edge of the bowl at all times as people may come flying out at any time.

The Skate Bowl is open every day from 7 am – 10 pm.

The Bouldering Wall

The Wall is the first of its kind in WA; it is a space for everyone regardless of age or ability!

Bouldering is not just about going up but also sideways and back down. Make sure you look up and side to side before you climb. If you're not climbing stand back!

Climbing requires you to be able to move freely, make you sure you wear loose and flexible clothing.

The Bouldering Wall is open every day from 7am – dusk.

General considerations 

It is important to remember that this facility is located outside and at the beach, it may be slippery when wet, when salty or at any other time of the day. Mums and dads, please keep an eye on your kids at all times!

Skating, scooting and riding can be a difficult thing to master, you will fall at some stage, so make sure you're safe and wearing protective gear including a helmet, and knee, elbow and wrist guards.

The Snake Pit is a space for everyone so treat others and the space with respect, use the bins provided, don't bring glassware, don't use bad language and don't vandalise the place. To report damage, please email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or phone the Customer Contact Centre on 08 9205 8555.

Classes/ Demonstrations/ Workshops

The Snake Pit is an amazing set-up, and we are working hard to bring you the opportunity to participate in some targeted classes/workshops to help improve your skills. Keep an eye on our website or the City's Facebook page for sessions coming soon.

Princess Wallington Reserve Satellite Facility

The City undertook extensive community consultation in June 2015 to develop conceptual designs for the Princess Wallington Reserve Satellite Facility. Consultation included 8 workshops with local schools, community mail-out distributed to over 1,500 households, community survey, facebook page, stall at the Balga Friday Markets, community group meetings and information stalls at local centres such as Mirrabooka Shopping Centre and Herb Graham Recreation Centre. The community survey received 262 submissions with 42% being from the suburb of Balga. The community provided overwhelming support for the facilities with 95.4% of respondents supporting the project.
The final concept designs were presented to Council on Tuesday 8 December 2015 and were approved inclusive of multi-courts and parkour elements.
In addition to approving the concept designs, Council approved in-principle an overall Community Parkland Plan which identified additional key infrastructure which will be planned in conjunction with the skate and BMX facility. It includes a regional playground, carparking, cultural corridor and parkland and community event and market space.
The final concept designs for the skate and BMX facility as well as the Community Parkland Plan are available below:


   Princess Wallington Reserve Skate and BMX Concept Designs

The Princess Wallington Community Parkland is currently undergoing design and documentation stages with timeframes to be confirmed at a later date subject to Council budget consideration.
Recently, the City was awarded a High Commendation for the overall Princess Wallington Community Parkland project. The High Commendation was awarded by Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) for the Leisure and/or Open Space Planning category and was presented at the PLA State Conference in June. The award recognised the project's exceptional level of engagement with the community and innovative planning approaches.
The City would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation process to date and looks to continue this positive engagement with the community throughout the project.
We invite you to watch the Community Consultation Video which was developed to effectively present the design development journey of the skate and BMX facility. 

 

Doubleview Ward Incidental Facility

An incidental facility was listed for Council consideration in the 2016/17 financial year and was deferred by Council for future consideration. The City is currently reassessing opportunities within the Doubleview Ward to provide an incidental facility for the community and will look to list the facility for the 2017/18 financial year subject to Council budget consideration.

Dianella Regional Open Space Satellite (Dirt BMX) Facility

The Dianella ROS Dirt BMX Facility was originally proposed within Stage C of the Strategy's recommended implementation. However, there is an opportunity to progress consultation and design of this facility to provide dirt BMX options in the City. The City is looking to undertake consultation with the local community of this facility in 2017 to guide design outcomes and is seeking an expression of interest for those who would like to be involved in this particular facility.

If interested, please email Leisure Planner Natasha Nicholson at stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or phone 9205 8555.

Carine Skate and BMX Facility

The Carine Skate and BMX Facility is an existing concrete facility located at Carine Regional Open Space with access from Beach Road Carpark. Recent additions of support amenity have been undertaken to improve the use of the facility and includes seating, entry pathway, shelter with table, signage and a drink fountain as shown in the below Landscape Upgrade Plan.

 


Future Updates

The City provides Skate and BMX email updates to inform community members who want to be involved in future consultation opportunities or updated on upcoming developments. If you would like to receive updates, please click 'here' to subscribe or email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au.

If you would like any further information please email stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9205 8555.​