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REVIEW: Alexandra Headland Skate Park | Sunshine Coast’s New Playground

Alexandra Headland Skate Park is something special! Where else can you skate in such a fantastic skate park right on the beach?

History of skateboarding

Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, a entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2009 report found that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated $4.8 billion in annual revenue with 11.08 million active skateboarders in the world. In 2016, it was announced that skateboarding will be represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Since the 1970s, skateparks have been constructed specifically for use by skateboarders, Freestyle BMXers, aggressive skaters, and very recently, scooters.

Alexandra Headland Skate Park

Alexandra Headland Skate Park

An iconic beachfront location on the Sunshine Coast and the existing large Norfolk Pines create a stunning backdrop for the Alexandra Headland Skate Park.

The Sunshine Coast Council invested in the upgrade for the local community.

The upgrade included:

  • A combination-style park with features for both street and transition users
  • Split level advanced bowl with a depth of 6ft – 8ft and an extension up to 9ft
  • 4ft mini bowl
  • 5ft quarter pipe and 3ft quarter bowl
  • Kicker to kicker with A-frame rail
  • A stage located under the existing Norfolk Island pine tree, plus seating and shade, offers opportunities for community events within the precinct
  • New electrical lighting
  • New shelter with USB phone chargers

A park for all skaters

Alexandra Headland Skate Park

Comprising of both a street and transition style park which creates a central active hub for all user types and disciplines. A tiered stage facing park land has been created for community events along with plenty of opportunities for spectators to view the action in the skate park.

The 1100 sq.m. park features a mini-bowl with kerb lip, a big bowl with a 9 ft deep end and granite coping. The segmented street section features a kicker to kicker with rail, pole jam, wall mounted handrail, hubbas, and a stair set.

These elements ensure that the Alex Head Skate Park is a multi-generational, all ability, mixed skill level facility and has already become a huge asset to the Sunshine Coast community.

Location of the skate park

You can find the skate park on the beach front at Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

Watch the video of Alexandra Skate Parks opening

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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