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Skate and Parkour

The skate park at Oaklands Recreation Plaza is popular with people of all age groups.

This is a popular skate park, however the design offers many different challenges and spaces and means that, even when busy. you can enjoy some time on your choice of wheels.

There's a number of skate challenges incorporated into the design:
- Quarter pipes
- Flat banks
- Rollover hip
- Volcano
- Rail beams
- Grind rails
- Straight/curved ledges

A number of different organisations host events at the site to encourage people to improve their skate skills and connect with their community.  You can stay informed through our City of Marion Youth Development Facebook page.

The funky seating pods are ideal to socialise between your stunts and are equipped with power points to charge your mobile device.

There are also some parkour bars, steppers and vaulting obstacles adjacent to the skate park.  

Signage outlining conditions of use and further information can be found here:
Oaklands Recreation Plaza - Skate Park Sign.

Trike track and ball courts

A colourfully painted trike track provides lots of opportunity for practising wheel-skills adjacent to the skate park.  The embankments along the course add a sense of adventure for more ambitious riders.

Both basketball and netball can be played on the brightly painted dual-court.

Rotunda and amphitheatre space

An iconic rotunda stands next to the wetlands on the rear portion of the recreation plaza area.  The rotunda provides event space for the site and includes an accessibility ramp.

The turfed amphitheatre mound adds additional informal seating and a natural buffer to the skate park.

A large grassed area surrounds the rotunda for socialising, relaxing or lawn sports.

To find out more about using the event space view our Events in parks webpage.


Oaklands Recreation Plaza has all the facilities to make it the perfect place to come and spend a few hours.

There are numerous sheltered picnic tables and seating options - the unique semi-circular seating pods have power so you can charge your mobile device or listen to some music (please be mindful of others).

A BBQ is situated next to the mini bike circuit, facing the track so you can continue to watch all the action while cooking.

There is a toilet and drinking fountain located on the Oaklands Road frontage.

There is also a bike repair station near the 3 on 3 basketball court.

Design and consultation

On 12 June 2012, Council provided in principle endorsement for the Master Plan that included open space and recreation components for Oaklands Reserve (GC120612R02).  The development of the Oaklands Recreation Plaza was completed in two stages.  Find out more below...

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Recreation Plaza was completed September 2015 and included elements that allows for skateboards, BMX, scooters and inline skaters and creates a strong interface with Oaklands Road.

View the results of the community consultation: 
Oaklands Recreation Plaza | Stage 1 | Community Survey Results | September 2013.

View the final concept plan:
Oaklands Recreation Plaza | Stage 1 | Final Concept Plan..

Stage 2

On 28 February 2017 Council endorsed Stage 2 of the Oaklands Recreation Plaza, following community consultation that was undertaken in May 2017.

Stage 2 was completed in September 2018 and provides a high quality, landscaped, multi-use space providing recreation opportunities, which complements the wetland including development of the land previously occupied by the Round House.

Key features of Stage 2 included:

  • trike track
  • skate mounds
  • rotunda
  • amphitheatre seating
  • picnic table
  • shelter, seating
  • irrigated turf
  • stormwater works.

View the final concept plan:
Oaklands Recreation Plaza | Stage 2 | Final Concept Plan.


2016 Awards for Planning Excellence SA | Planning Institute of Australia

Oaklands Recreation Plaza was awarded a commendation in the category of Plan to Place in the Planning Institute of Australia's 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence SA.

2016 AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award | Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Oaklands Recreation Plaza was awarded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 2016 AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award in the category of Parks and Open Space.

2016 Awards of Excellence | Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT)

The skate park at Oaklands Recreation Plaza won the Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT) 2016 Awards of Excellence in the category of Parks and Open Space: Development for "Skate Park Drops in at Oaklands Reserve".


Nearby parks

Ben Pethick Reserve Playground 1

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Coolah Terrace

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Oaklands Reserve Site Plan 2

Oaklands Reserve

Oaklands Park

Oaklands Road

Toilets (daylight hours)
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Oaklands Reserve Oaklands Estate Reserve Spatial Design

Oaklands Estate Reserve

Oaklands Park

Oaklands Road

Toilets (daylight hours)
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