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A new youth precinct in Gympie gives kids of all ages a safe space to ride, skate and scoot.

Servicing the needs of teens and youngsters of all ages in the Gympie region, Nelson Reserve’s new youth precinct offers a wealth of physical activities and a relaxing space to gather with family and friends.

Noted as one of the biggest and best skate and ride parks in Australia, Gympie’s competition-grade youth precinct boasts everything from a climbing wall to a pump track, a skate bowl and flow area to viewing deck and street course. Open greenspace with shade shelters, seating, bike racks, barbecue and picnic settings, even a major event space, round out the offerings of the park.

Pulling in youth of all ages and abilities, the active precinct’s skate facilities and climbing wall are its biggest drawcards. Encouraging climbers to challenge one another and themselves as they test their physical strength and agility, the wall presents demanding obstacles across three difficulty levels of climbing holds. Fabricated in mild steel and painted in vivid colour, the climbing wall was manufactured and installed by Heka Group, experienced specialists in metal fabrication and design.

Ensuring longevity and strength for the structure, Heka Group coated the climbing wall in a three-coat epoxy paint system, along with the shade shelters. Providing weather coverage across the park is a series of uniquely sculpted shade shelters. Fabricated in steel and aluminium by Heka Group, these shelters provide ample viewing spots for the skate bowl.

Incorporating a large street section with stairs, rails and ledges alongside the skate bowl and flow area, the skating and riding zone caters for all skill levels, from beginners to masters. Keeping this site safe and accessible for everyone, Heka Group installed a series of polished stainless steel handrails that will resist corrosion and staining. And to ensure everyone knows the rules, Heka Group also installed a collection of feature signage made of steel with a protective coating system to handle the harsh climate.

Welcoming riders from all walks of life, the Nelson Reserve Youth Precinct is a valuable addition to the area, and thanks to some hardy material usage and expert installation will stand for the youth of Gympie for years to come.

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PROJECT PARTICULARS
Client Gympie Regional Council
Location Gympie, Queensland
Landscape Architect Enlocus Landscape Architects
Fabrication & Install Heka Group

COMPANY
Heka Group
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