We are seeking community feedback on the draft designs for a permanent skate and scooter park and a village green in Sumner. We are not seeking feedback on where to build the skate and scooter park as this has already been decided.

Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 12th October 2020 - 9th November 2020
12 Oct 2020

Sumner skate and scooter park

In December 2018 the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board approved 26 Nayland Street(external link), as the location for a skate park in the Bays area.  

Skate and scooter park design (Rich Landscapes)

In April 2019 we began collecting design ideas from the community at a community workshop and from the Sumner Green and Skate group.We have attempted to include as much of this feedback as possible while keeping within the project budget.

Collection of community design ideas

The features included in the design will meet a beginner to intermediate skate and scooter ability level.  The design also reflects the seaside environment, with the skateable art quarter pipe in a wave design.

Signage will be included on completion of the park with some helpful guidelines on how to use the park.  This will be similar signage to what is currently installed at our skate parks in Halswell and in Lyttelton.  This signage was put together with help from our Halswell skate and scootering community.

Bays skate park 3D design images [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Temporary ramp

The temporary skate ramp in Sumner is owned by the local community and once the permanent skate and scooter park is complete, the temporary ramp will be removed.  The community group have plans to relocate it to benefit another community in the Christchurch area.

Sumner Village Green (currently unfunded)

We heard how passionate the local community are about having a green area in the heart of Sumner Village.  During the community workshop we received strong support for 24 Nayland Street to be used for greenspace purposes instead of future car parking.  A car park is currently indicated here in the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan(external link).

The proposed landscape plan for Sumner Village Green will require funding through our Long Term Plan, which we will be seeking community feedback on in 2021, or through diversion from other Master Plan projects in Sumner.

Bays skate park and village Green plans [PDF, 19 MB]

Other helpful information

Decision-making process

Once the consultation period has closed, the project team will analyse the feedback and produce a staff report which will go to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board for approval.  At this stage, we are expecting that the decision by the Board will be made sometime in March 2021.

All submitters will receive written updates on the project, including details of the staff recommendations and decision meeting and how to request to speak at the Board meeting if they wish to do so.

If approved construction works for the permanent skate and scooter park are expected to start in September 2021, however this is subject to weather conditions and contractor availability.

Construction on the village green would be scheduled once funding has been sourced.

Skate elements

  • 1.9 m deep pool bowl with an upper 1.2 m deep mini bowl section, using pool coping
  • 1-1.2 m deep flow bowl with a corner extension
  • Turnaround quarter pipe
  • Across and down ledge
  • Ramps into the pump bump area and to the manual box
  • High pump bump
  • 0.15 m learner ledge
  • 100 mm wide across and down rail
  • Angled ledge
  • 1.2—2 m high skateable art quarter pipe
  • 0.2 m high manual box to drop
  • Transitioned bank ledge
  • ‘Fitzroy’ rollover finger

Landscaping elements

  • Balustrade style features around the quarter pipe area and the turnaround quarter pipe area
  • Landscape planting
  • Informal seating boulders
  • Wooden bench seating
  • Pool style fencing at the rear of the site

 

 

The village green project is unfunded,  however we would like your feedback on the green area to ensure it fits alongside the skate and scooter park.  Once the plan is approved and funding has been sourced, this project will then be able to progress.

  • Accessible drinking fountain
  • Double BBQ
  • Two picnic tables
  • Sealed path and ramp connecting the skate and scooter park to the village green area
  • Timber seating in sections of the retaining wall and along the walls
  • Half metre high decking area
  • Landscape planting with a small amount of shade trees at the rear of the site under the seating
  • Extension of the pool style fence behind the skate and scooter park

 

Sumner village green landscape plan [PDF, 26 MB]

 

 

Come and talk to us

Come see us at the Future Sumner meeting at Matuku Takotako:  Sumner Centre, upstairs meeting room, 14/16 Wakefield Avenue Sumner on either:

  • Thursday 15 October, 6.30pm,
  • Sunday 18 October 2020, drop in at any time between 2pm and 4pm

 

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