Draft Bannockburn Skate Park Design - Golden Plains Shire

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Draft Bannockburn Skate Park Design - Golden Plains Shire

BANNOCKBURN

SKATEPARK

PROJECT NO. 13808

CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

SEPTEMBER 2013


BANNOCKBURN SKATEPARK CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

CONTENTS

PROJECT BACKGROUND

INTRODUCTION

CONSULTATION

THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

THE CONSULTATION APPROACH

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

CONSULTATION FORUM

DESIGN

DESIGN VISION

SKATE CONTEXT

SITE ANALYSIS

CONTEXT PLAN

PROPOSED SKATEPARK CONCEPT PLAN

SECTIONAL ELEVATION AA

SECTIONAL ELEVATION BB

SKATEPARK 3D VIEWS

SKATEPARK 3D VIEWS

COST ESTIMATE

CONCLUSION

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PROJECT BACKGROUND

BASELINE INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The Bannockburn skatepark is being designed as a multipurpose,

mutligenerational skate facility that aims to complement the existing uses and

facilities of the Bannockburn recreational precinct. This facility will become

the central hub for the youth and wider community of Bannockburn.

In July of 2013, CONVIC were engaged by the Golden Plains Shire to

undertake the community consultation phase of the design and construct

contract. This consultation stage with the Bannockburn community is used to

engage and connect the community to the development of a new skate facility.

The following report summarises the results and comments of the community

consultation, makes recommendations on the typology of the facility and

creates a design vision for the Bannockburn skatepark.

ENGAGE

RECONNECTING

COMMUNITIES

THROUGH

YOUTH INCLUSIVE

PUBLIC SPACE

CREATE

ACTIVATE

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CONSULTATION

THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

The consultation process is an integral component of the development of youth

precinct and skate park facilities. In order to ensure the success and longevity

of these key community assets it is essential to connect with the future users

of the space. Through a combination of user group workshops, community

meetings and forums the consultation process aims to empower youth and

their communities to take ownership and pride in their public spaces.

There are 2 key stages in the consultation process to ensure the client,

community, users and stakeholders are all engaged. This will ensure the

evolution of a highly resolved strategy or design outcome that is unique to the

community it is being developed for. The 2 stages are:

Stage 1

Information gathering of ideas, issues, requirements etc. To provide direction

for the face to face community workshops and understand the demographic

and demand in the community via the analysis of data

Stage 2:

Community workshops that utilise the key outcomes of the information

gathering stage and collaboratively work with the community to further explore

themes and develop spatially located design responses.

By utilising these two methods of consultation, this ensures the evolution

of a highly resolved and informed design outcome that is unique to the

Bannockburn community. The consultation process also encourages the local

community to take an active role in the future design development of the

facility, and upon completion become guardians of the space and activate the

Bannockburn skatepark.

THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

Stakeholder liaison

Community workshop

CLIENT

COMMUNITY

CONVIC

“SPACE FOR GRAFFITI AND

STREET ART”

Quote taken from consultation worksheets, August 2013

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CONSULTATION

THE CONSULTATION APPROACH

For the Golden Plains Shire, various methods have been used in the

consultation process to gather as much information about the community and

its user needs and requirements

PART 1 INVOLVED:

• Presentation & explanation of different skate elements

• Presentation of three park typologies; street, transitions & a

combination of street and transition facilities.

• Community input into which of the different types of parks were

desired for Bannockburn.

• Community input into what type of skate elements were desired for

the Bannockburn skatepark.

• Suggestions made by the community on what supporting

infrastructure was desired for the Bannockburn skatepark.

PART 2 INVOLVED

• Presentation of three different examples of parks that could be

implemented onto the Bannockburn site: a lineal park, a block

formation park and a triangular park.

• Community input into which example of a skatepark was desired for

Bannockburn.

Established pine trees on site - CONVIC site photos

Street aspect from within site - CONVIC site photos

Existing steel skate elements - CONVIC site photos

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COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

The following page outlines the key results from the Bannockburn community consultation

relating to the preferred styles of facility, amenities and functionality.

The page also highlights the age groups and number of participants and what action wheeled

sports they take part in.

OTHER

AMENITIES

1 SEATING

2 SHELTER

3 DRINK

FOUNTAIN

4 BBQ

WHO ARE WE?

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PARTICIPANTS

4GIRLS

15

GUYS

4AGED U12

4AGED 10-12

4AGED 12-15

3LATE TEENS

4PARENTS

OTHER FEATURES

VOLCANOS

ACCESS TO TOILETS

HIPS

ALL AGES PLAZA

FLAT RAIL

TREES

POOL COPING

MOGULS

SEATING

SNAKE RUN

DRINKING FOUNTAINS LOCATED CLOSE

STREET ART

SHELTER

SOCIAL AREAS

SAFE

BASKETBALL HOOP

COMBINATION STREET TRANSITIONS

WHAT DO

WE DO?

25%

SKATERS

25%

BMX

25%

SCOOTER

5%

INLINE

20%

PARENT OR

GUARDIAN

STYLE OF

FACILITY

41%

22%

37%

WHAT SKATE PARKS

DO WE USE?

GEELONG

INVERLEIGH

TEESDALE

MORIAC

TOP 5 IMPORTANT

FEATURES

1

TRANSITIONS

2

MINI RAMP

3

SEATING

4

BANKS

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MANUAL PADS

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BANNOCKBURN SKATEPARK CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

CONSULTATION FORUM

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE BANNOCKBURN

SKATEPARK TO BE?

The consultation process connected Convic face to face with the Bannockburn

community through a presentation and forum taking place on Wednesday the

14th of August 2013, at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre.

The participants represented a range of community members, and highlighted

the range of people who are both interested in the project and may also be

future users of the space. Attendees included skateboarders, BMX riders,

scooter riders, residents, parents/guardians and councillors.

The forum centred around the question, ‘What type of facility do you want

the Bannockburn skatepark to be?’ With the aim of participants developing

creative ideas and solutions for the design. The session began with a

presentation outlining the three different types of skate park; street, transition

and a combination of the two. This included running through a series of

exemplar photos showcasing the different types of parks as well as presenting

three different layout arrangements that the skate park could take on.

The forum consisted of participants then choosing which type of park they

liked best and outlining what particular elements of those parks they wanted in

the new Bannockburn skatepark.

KEY CONSULTATION OUTCOMES

Following the collation of the community desires, the key outcomes from the

forum are outlined thematically below. These themes will be used to develop

the foundation for the concept design for the new Bannockburn skatepark.

UNIQUE, INTERESTING TRANSITION ELEMENTS

A total of 37% of the participants which included skaters/BMX and scooter

riders acknowledged both the aesthetical and technical aspects of transition

style elements, and saw the opportunity for the skatepark to contain a variety

of unique rideable pieces. In particular transition parks should include hips,

moguls, volcanos, pool coping and a mini ramp.

A STREET STYLE PARK

With closely located parks consisting of banks and quarter pipes, 22% of the

participants saw the need to have another street style skatepark. Elements

to consider in a street style park that were raised by the community include

ledges, manual pads, banks, hubbas and rails.

A COMBINATION OF STREET AND TRANSITIONS

The majority of participants, 41%, at the forum wished to have a park that

combined a street style park with transitions. A skatepark in this form would

increase flow and a number of the above mentioned elements would be

combined to create a series of skateable lines that would allow a variety of

different users at different skill levels to utilise the park at one time.

SUPPORTING AMENITIES

To ensure the comfort of users, and provide a complete facility for the

community, items such as a shade/refuge shelter, drinking fountain, bins and

seating were all raised as key considerations for the design.

INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE

Using the surrounding mature tress within the design was highlighted, due to

their existing shade and recreational qualities.

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DESIGN VISION

DESIGN VISION

Using the key outcomes from the consultation forum a design vision has been

created to drive the future direction of the Bannockburn skatepark.

Acknowledging the diversity of current user styles, the design of the facility

will look to incorporate a number of flow style elements, together with the

inclusion of more technical street skate elements. The facility will also seek

to cater for a range of abilities, allowing users to progress through the facility

in developing their skills from a beginner to an advanced level in a safe and

creative manner.

The design will be integrated into the existing landscape and allow for a future

connection to residential areas creating a significantly greater youth centric

space.

The facility will offer a number of social opportunities, with shaded refuge

areas incorporating the surrounding established trees, with the potential to be

activated by community events, competitions and workshops.

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BANNOCKBURN SKATEPARK CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

SKATE CONTEXT

UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL SKATE

SKATE CONTEXT

The existing skatepark located within the proposed site is inadequate to cater

for the needs of the current skate community. Consisting of a “bolt on” steel

quarter pipe and fun box the facility does not allow for a number of different

users to utilise the skate park at one time and lacks a diversity of skateable

elements and flow lines.

The Shire currently has three skateparks within a 30 minute drive of

Bannockburn. These have an emphasis on street elements such as transitions,

banks, fun boxes and rails. These parks include Inverleigh, Lethbridge and

Teesdale.

There are a number of other skateparks, that are not part of the Golden

Plains Shire, within a 30 minute drive of Bannockburn. These parks have an

emphasis on street elements much like the parks within the Shire. There are

12 parks that are located within Geelong, including the Geelong Youth Plaza

that is highly street focused.

The current skatepark is set into an integrated open space of a well vegetated

landscape context with grassed areas and a number of established pine trees.

Inverleigh Skatepark - www.skateboard.com.au

Teesdale Skatepark - www.skateboard.com.au

Geelong Youth Plaza - CONVIC stock photos

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SITE ANALYSIS

UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT

INTRODUCTION

The location of the skate facility is critical in ensuring the future success

of this important community asset. In particular the site should have the

capability to:

• Create a centralised hub for young people and facilitate users.

• Allow users of different ages to interact with each other.

• Allow users of different abilities to learn from each other.

• Create strong links with other existing community facilities.

The proposed site is located on the corner of McPhillips Road and Moore

Street, next to football ovals and nearby railway tracks. The space is currently

used as a programmed activity node with the existing skatepark, covering

approximately half of the site, and an informal grass area. A number of

established trees are located at the rear of the site and surround the existing

skatepark.

The Bannockburn skatepark site presents an opportunity for the Golden Plains

Shire to develop the precinct and create a dynamic and activated community

hub, offering recreational and social experiences for all members of the

community, from day to day usage to community centred activities and events.

Aerial View - www.maps.google.com.au

Existing skate elements - CONVIC site photos

Panorama view of existing skatepark - CONVIC site photos

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CONTEXT PLAN

UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT

M C P H I L L I P S R O A D

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LEGEND

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Football Ovals

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2

3

Existing Skatepark

Residential

Exisitng Trees

Design Boundary

Pedestrian Site Access

Existing Vehicular Movement

Existing Fenceline

M O O R E S T R E E T

Existing Railway

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CONCEPT DESIGN

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B

B

SKATEPARK CONCEPT PLAN

SCALE 1:200@ A3

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Lot Boundary

LEGEND

SKATE ELEMENTS

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900H QUARTER PIPE

2

350H RAIL

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350H LEDGE AND 900H FLATBANK

300H MOGUL

1200H FLAT BANK

1200H MINI RAMP

1500H QUARTER PIPE EXTENSION

EARTH MOUNDING

AMENITY ELEMENTS

BENCH SEATS

SIGNAGE

BIN ENCLOSURE

CONCRETE CONNECTING PATH

FUTURE POTENTIAL WORKS

CONCRETE CONNECTING PATH

M O O R E S T R E E T

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A

1

10

14

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2

Existing Skatepark

Concrete Slab Retained

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3

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16

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8

8

A

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HALF COURT

SHADE STRUCTURE (BY OTHERS)

DRINKING FOUNTAIN (BY OTHERS)

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Lot Boundary

1m

5m

20m

0m

2m

10m

1:200 @ A3

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BANNOCKBURN SKATEPARK CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

The Bannockburn Skatepark aims to create a flow of skate lines through

a number of established pine trees. The blend of street elements and

a mini ramp layout mixed with flat banks and flow obstacles provides

continual progression for beginners through to experienced users.

Bank sections (1200mm High) with the addition of a 1200mm high mini

ramp, allows for easy access for the younger scooter and BMX riders

while the street elements and 1500mm high quarter pipe extension

creates skateable opportunities for the more experienced user.

The retention of the majority of the existing trees provides for shade

during the day and a site responsive facility unique to Bannockburn.

Supporting amenities provide rest space for the users and observers

under the canopy of the established trees while still maintaining views in

and out of the skate space.

SKATEPARK SECTIONAL ELEVATION: AA

SCALE 1:100 @ A3

SKATE FACILITY TO FLOW

THROUGH EXISTING PINE

TREES

350H RAIL

450H CONCRETE BENCH

SEATING ELEMENT

350H LEDGE AND 900H

FLATBANK

300H MOGUL

1200H FLAT BANK

1200H MINI RAMP

1500H EXTENSION

EARTH MOUNDING

1m

5m

0m 2m 10m

1:100 @ A3

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SKATE FACILITY TO FLOW

THROUGH EXISTING PINE

TREES

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SKATEPARK SECTIONAL ELEVATION: BB

SCALE 1:100 @ A3

EARTH MOUNDING

1500H EXTENSION

1200H MINI RAMP

BENCH SEAT

1m

5m

0m

1:50 @

2m

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BANNOCKBURN SKATEPARK CONCEPT DESIGN REPORT

SKATEPARK 3D OVERALL VIEW

VIEW NORTH TOWARDS 1200H MINI RAMP &

RAILWAY TRACKS BEHIND

A

B

C

D

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3D VIEWS OF SKATE COMPONENTS

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B

C

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ESTIMATE OF PROBABLE COST

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ESTIMATE OF PROBABLE COST

PROPOSED SKATEPARK WORKS

DESIGN FEES

Consultation

Concept Design

Detailled Design

SKATE PARK WORKS

Site Management, labour

Earthworks

Platforms

Transitions

Bases

Blocks/Metal Skate/Grind

LANDSCAPE CONNECTION PATH

Connection pathways

LANDSCAPING

Landscaping seeding and soil prep

$7,000.00

$152,000.00

$3,000.00

$1,000.00

BIN HOLDER

Commercial systems LR6165 inclusive of concrete pad

CONTINGENCY 10%

Basketball hoop, pole & backboard $5,000.00

Seating $4,400.00

Line marking $2,000.00

Subgrade Improvement $5,000.00

$1,000.00

$16,400.00

TOTAL (EX. GST) $180,400.00

Tree removal, clearance and grubbing by council prior to Convic site

mobilisation.

Note : This estimate is based on currently available industry prices. Skatepark construction is a

specialised trade and costs are prone to fluctuation.

Convic have based the skatepark costs on recently tendered projects. This is an estimate of probable

costs only, all components of which are subject to escalation in construction, labour and material costs.

Prices submitted at tender may vary according to market demand at the time of tender. +/-10%

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CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

The estimate of probable cost for the design and construct of the

Bannockburn Skatepark is $180,400.00 + GST which is reflective of the

budget available to the Golden Plains Shire. This includes the construction of

the following components as designed:

• Transitions and banks;

Skateable flow and street elements;

• Platform and base slabs;

• Concrete entry pathway;

• Bench Seats;

• Bin enclosure;

• An entry sign;

While the skatepark concept is a holistic design, the scope for construction

excludes the following future possible items:

• Half basketball court;

• Gravel connection path

• Shade structure

The Bannockburn Youth Facility is site specific and responsive to the

communities desires, as outlined in the key consultation outcomes in this

report.

NEXT PHASE

Upon approval of the draft concept design for the Bannockburn Skatepark,

community consultation will be arranged in coordination with the Golden

Plains Shire.

The final concept design will be developed as a result of the draft concept

community consultation. This will also be presented to the Bannockburn

community to allow them to remain involved in the design process. Ultimately

this will lead to the detailed design and construction.

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