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Due to the occurrence of extensive vandalism, the public toilet at Capella Drive Reserve has been closed down until further notice.
Capella Drive Reserve, Hallett Cove has been upgraded to provide new recreational facilities for the community including a new skatepark, fitness equipment, playground and amenities.
The concept plan for the reserve upgrade included an opportunity to remove the declared weed, Casuarina Glauca (Swamp Oak) from the southern edge of the oval. Removing the Casuarina Glauca (Swamp Oak) from Capella Drive Reserve will have a range of benefits including:
• Enabling native plants to be replanted in the area
• Improving biodiversity
• Improvement of oval condition
• Improving passive surveillance to recreational facilities, including skatepark and carpark
• Council has been improving and enhancing the local Biodiversity corridor along Waterfall Creek, so removal of this strand of Casuarina (Swamp Oak) will greatly benefit the local conservation areas.
Find out more in the works notice below.
The Capella Stage 2 upgrade was completed in August 2022. For details on the official opening visit the event page Official opening Stage 2 Capella Drive Reserve and Skate Daze Events | City of Marion
Stage 2 upgrade includes:
Christmas came early in Hallett Cove when Capella Drive Skatepark opened in early December 2021.
This two-stage $3million redevelopment has seen the launch of an expanded car park and the new-look skatepark. Council received $1.29m funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program towards the $3m development.
The Capella Reserve Skatepark provides a multi-discipline STREET and TRANSITION style facility catering to all skill levels and riding styles. Consisting of a snake run bowl and open street plaza the layout pays homage to the much loved aspects of the previous skatepark through contemporary flow lines and unique obstacles.
There is a flatter surface for beginners and skate tricks along with grinding rails and surfaces. There is a mini half pipe for those keen to practice other moves.
Other items include a newly expanded car park, 3 v 3 basketball court, and a curved rock climbing wall.
Additional amenities include a shelter, seating, and a drinking fountain. Stage 2 will add toilets, picnic facilities and ninja warrior fitness equipment.
Consultation for the overall plan was undertaken in October 2019. A pre-design consultation was undertaken in August 2020 to help design the skate park.
Consultation on the draft concept via Making Marion occurred from 11 September to 5 October 2020. A community drop in session was held on 19 September 2020 at Capella Reserve.
Feedback from the consultation informed the development of a Concept Design.
Final community feedback was sought on the concept design in November 2020.
Council received $1.29m funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program towards the $3m development.
Construction of Stage 1 Skatepark & Carpark commenced in April 2021 and was completed and officially opened in December 2021.
Construction of Stage 2 Playground is underway now.
To find out more about the completed upgrade at Nannigai Drive Reserve visit the reserve webpage below.
The City of Marion has a number of reserves on or near to the Coast to Vines Rail Trail.
While you are on the trail, have a break and explore our parks and playgrounds.
(listed in order from coast to vines)