The McCallum Park Activity Hub is a collaboration with Skate Sculpture and New Line Skateparks. The hub forms a component of the Town of Victoria Park’s greater masterplan for the Taylor McCallum Reserve on the foreshore of the Swan River Proposed as an iconic point of connection along the Swan River foreshore recreational stretch between South Perth, the Stadium Parklands and as far north as Ascot. The redevelopment of this precinct is powerful in its ability to reach out beyond the extents of the Town of Victoria Park and draw community in droves to the new parkland experiences.
Within the Activity Hub is proposed an international competition ready skate facility, pump track and upgrade of the existing basketball facilities. The landscape concept design draws on the opportunity to elevate spectators and visitors to the site in an engaging immersive context. The central spectator shelter and terraced seating is co-located between the plaza, bowl and flow skate precincts, with direct viewing towards the existing basketball courts.
Traversing through and around the site shall be universal access through the use of ramps, graded pathways and stairs where required. The proposed pedestrian bridge provides a direct connection from the existing Canning Highway underpass, through the site on an elevated walkway experience, and connects into the future main pathway connection between the skate precinct and the foreshore. The landscape will include amenity such as café / kiosk, toilet facilities, shade shelters, seating, toilets, water bubblers, open plaza for events and food trucks and lighting.