Jurien Bay Youth Precinct and Skatepark Progresses

Published on Monday, 4 January 2021 at 3:17:46 PM

Have you seen all the works and activity down at Dobbyn Park in Jurien Bay this Christmas? 

The Jurien Bay Youth Precinct, supported by Lotterywest, is stage one of the Jurien Bay Foreshore Redevelopment project which will create family-friendly fun right on our incredible foreshore. 

The Youth Precinct and skatepark will provide a multi-generational activity space, not only for the Jurien Bay community, but for young people and their families from around the Shire, as well as visitors to town.  The Shire’s aim in developing this space is to encourage community cohesiveness whilst providing young people with an array of activities in a safe area with active surveillance. 

The Shire of Dandaragan has been working with a foreshore working group (community-based members), as well as our major supporter, Lotterywest, to develop a skate park and community facilities including shelters, lighting and landscaping.  This project aims to increase areas for young local people to engage and socialise with their families, increase opportunities for youth physical activity, and keep our young people and families in the local community.

Leading up to Christmas and the end of 2020, the Shire, in preparation for Convic – who are constructing the skatepark - undertook demolition of old exercise equipment, removed turf and other park infrastructure.  Convic moved quickly to begin earthworks, install drainage and lay blinding layers for the skatepark elements.  By Christmas, the bulk of the earthworks were completed in time for the skatepark team to take a break and enjoy the sun and beach of Jurien Bay.  The project team will assess the quality of the original gym equipment and we aim to reuse as much as possible.

As we kick off construction again in 2021, more of the Convic team will be arriving which will really ramp up works to be done during January.  This month, the construction team will be installing coping for the 2m skatepark bowl ; forming and pouring the downturn walls for the big bowl platform and then forming other platforms.

The target timeline to finalise construction is late March 2021, just in time for the Easter School holidays.

Stay tuned for more updates over the coming months about stage two, which includes a new beach pavilion and nature playground.

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