In 2007, there was a small budget for a new recreational facility within the City of Bayswater. With several large-scale concrete skate parks already in existence, the Skate Park Advisory Committee members (including myself, Travis Betts, John White and Mat de Koning) wanted to create a unique facility that was culturally relevant to global skateboarding. ‘Crimea’ was created and marks the birth of WA’s first public skate plaza.
Created independently of any established skate park company, Crimea had a total budget of $93,000. From over 130 skateparks in WA, Crimea was one of only three facilities awarded a 5 star rating in the 2009 Australian Skate Park Review.
We took the elements people like to skate in the street and re-created them in a multi-purpose sporting oval.
– Tim Yuen, Co-designer Crimea Skate Plaza.
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