On Sunday, 13th April, Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza celebrated its grand opening. Following the year long design and construction process of this $1.8 million multi-functional community space, the site finally opened with a jam packed day of competitions, workshops, family fun and more.
Hundreds attended the event, including the Mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt and showcased talent from young people from all over WA. The plaza features the first outdoor parkour facility in Australia, a contemporary skate plaza, skate bowl with a historic feature buoy, outdoor ping pong tables, bike skill share centre and various social and events spaces, making the park one of the most active spaces in the City of Fremantle. The use of bricks, rusted steel, recycled timber and repurposed shipping container and buoy, have given the plaza a character that is in keeping with the ethos of Fremantle and are a tribute to Fremantle’s rich history.
This contemporary Youth Plaza has also been voted number one skatepark in Australia on skatespots.com.au and Convic are honoured to have assisted the City of Fremantle in delivering this amazing project.
Check out the park here