May 29, 2024

Tauranga Destination Skatepark

Corner Hull Road and Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
May 29, 2024

The Tauranga Destination Skatepark is a highly anticipated addition to the Tauranga community, and FLOW was proud to play a pivotal role in delivering this exceptional asset. The project, designed by RICH Landscapes in collaboration with a 24-member community design group and the City Council, represents a significant innovation in skatepark design in Aotearoa, incorporating extensive use of Corten Steel and 3D printed elements supplied by QOROX.

FLOW’s prefabricated and bespoke design and build service supplied numerous wheeled play features throughout the skatepark environment. These features include:

  1. FLOW Corten Steel Capping: Integrated with 3D printed concrete skate elements and skateable art, this capping adds a unique aesthetic and functional edge to the park.
  2. FLOW Skate Kerbs: Including the distinctive Mixed Grain Bread, The Pharoah, and Standard Profiles, these kerbs offer diverse skating experiences.
  3. FLOW Granite Pool Coping: Featured in the Competition Bowl and Quarterpipe Extension in the Street Skating Area, this element is crafted from Absolute Black Granite, sourced internationally by FLOW.
  4. FLOW Rollovers: A staple element from the FLOW wheeled play range creating a pump track styled strip for pumping and trick maneuvers.

Aside from the internationally sourced Absolute Black Granite Pool Coping, all FLOW skate features are meticulously fabricated in Aotearoa, showcasing local craftsmanship and innovation. These elements are designed to cater to various skating styles, including transitional and ramp skating, kerb skating, and general ledge street skating.

The collaboration with RICH Landscapes and the integration of 3D printed concrete under FLOW capping bring an innovative and aesthetic approach to skatepark construction. This method distinguishes the Tauranga Destination Skatepark from other skateparks built with conventional techniques in the skate industry. The 3D printed elements not only enhance the visual appeal but also contribute to the structural integrity and uniqueness of the skate features.

The Tauranga Destination Skatepark, with its cutting-edge design and locally manufactured features, serves as a testament to the innovative spirit and dedication of the involved parties. The park is set to become a focal point for the community, offering a state-of-the-art facility for skaters of all levels. FLOW’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident in every aspect of this project, from the bespoke design to the precise fabrication of each element.

This project is a significant milestone in skatepark development in Aotearoa, reflecting a blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. The extensive use of locally sourced materials not only supports the local economy but also ensures that the skatepark maintains a distinct New Zealand identity. The collaborative effort behind the Tauranga Destination Skatepark underscores the importance of community involvement and the impact of innovative design on public spaces.

Overall, the Tauranga Destination Skatepark is more than just a recreational facility; it is a community asset that embodies the creativity, skill, and collaborative spirit of all those involved in its creation. FLOW is honored to have contributed to this landmark project, which will undoubtedly inspire and engage the Tauranga community for years to come.

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