New skate park for Caloundra

New skate park... the extent of the works area for stage 1 of the project.

Caloundra will soon be home to a modern skate park designed by local skaters, BMXers and scooter riders.

Located at Dicky Beach, the skate park will feature ramps, rails, grind ledges, quarter pipes and stairs.

Spectators are also well catered for, with shaded seating to be installed.

The existing 20-year-old skate park at the site will be demolished to make way for the precision-built skate park.

Construction is expected to be complete in early September.

The new skate park is being delivered as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Dicky Beach Precinct Plan.

Divisional councillor Terry Landsberg said many people in the community provided valuable feedback in 2019 to help shape the plan and new skate park.

“Once constructed, the skate park will provide a great facility for people of all ages and skate abilities to enjoy,” Cr Landsberg said.

The Dicky Beach Precinct Plan will also better connect the park area with local businesses, Holiday Park, beach and surf lifesaving club house.

The upgrade will deliver new public amenities, picnic shelter and pathways, beach showers, park lighting, furniture such as seating, drinking fountain, bike parking, bins and landscaping.

Council is also improving disability parking.

The precinct will reflect the SS Dicky wreck’s significance to the local area. The SS Dicky propeller will be reinstated as part of the project.