Things to do
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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...
Tuesday 19 Mar 2019
Parks and Playgrounds Newsletter for March 2019.
Monday 11 Feb 2019
Construction update for Oaklands Estate Reserve. Stage 2 starts 18 February 2019 with new playground equipment, additional picnic shelter and BBQ, upgrades to pathways and improvements to the Japanese Garden. Stage 1 is completed, however some sections will remain closed until April. Read more...
Thursday 10 Jan 2019
Construction update for Stage 1 of the Oaklands Estate Reserve upgrade. Shelters and BBQ facilities are being installed. The dryland creek is being redeveloped into a nature play area and nature play equipment added. Pathways and retaining walls are being constructed.
Thursday 22 Nov 2018
Parks and Playgrounds Newsletter for November 2018.
Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
Oaklands Estate Reserve will be a regional playground that will incorporate recreation and picnic facilities, play opportunities, pathway connections and landscaping. The works will occur over two stages to enable parts of the reserve to remain open during the construction (Oct 2018 - June 2019).
Thursday 27 Sep 2018
The second stage of the Oaklands Recreation Plaza has now been completed. The plaza now features an iconic rotunda with amphitheatre, picnic facilities, trike path, 3 on 3 basketball court and netball ring. The works also addressed stormwater mitigation. Find out more...
Tuesday 17 Jul 2018
Parks and Playgrounds Newsletter for June 2018.
Monday 25 Jun 2018
Notice of Works for Oaklands Recreation Plaza Stage 2. During the construction the wooden decked pathway on the western side of the site will be closed. The skate park and eastern side of the site will remain accessible. For further information and to view the plans, read the article.