Kids skate into upgraded beachside park

A major upgrade of the popular beachside park at Dicky Beach is complete.

The park has new and improved facilities including a skatepark, pathways, public amenities, beach showers and picnic shelters.

The skatepark is already proving popular with its innovative and high-quality ramps, rails, grind ledges, quarter pipes and stairs.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said council had invested $1.6 million in the precinct upgrades.

“We developed a plan for the area working hand in hand with our community following the partial removal of the historic SS Dicky wreck from the beach in 2015,” Mayor Jamieson said.

The SS Dicky was an iron-hulled steamer, driven ashore at Caloundra during a cyclone in 1893.

“Our community told us the area’s skate culture was important to them as was the story of the SS Dicky and we have installed the propeller from the ship as a feature in the precinct.”

Mayor Jamieson said the precinct had been carefully designed to ensure there was shelter from the sun.

“When designing the precinct, council took steps to retain three large trees beside the skate park as they provide great shade in the warmer months. The landscaping includes more than 1000 new plants.”

To find your nearest skate park location, visit council’s website by searching, ‘Beaches and parks directory’.