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Outside Ideas are carrying out the Capella Reserve Stage 2 project on behalf of the City of Marion Council.
Please be advised that works commenced in mid-February 2022, with works expected to continue until June 2022. Hours of work will be within 7 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday) and if required on Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm. To be noted night works will not be a requirement.
Please note that for your own safety and for the safety of the crew please keep clear of the works area and always follow the designated pedestrian access areas.
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.
Council will transform Nannigai and Capella Reserves over stages from 2020 – 2022.
This follows Marion Council endorsement on the Hallett Cove precinct plan in June 2019.
The project will feature new playgrounds, sports facilities, walking trails, seating and picnic facilities.
Nannigai Reserve and Capella Reserve Stage 1 are complete. Capella Reserve Stage 2 is underway now.
Construction of Stage 1 Skatepark & Carpark - completed in December 2021
Construction of Stage 2 Playground - underway now
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)