Skateboarding has played a significant role in the history of this Milton Parkland site.
When the former Milton Tennis Centre site was left derelict and lay dormant, skateboarders appropriated and reinterpreted the space, they gave it life. They built their own obstacles, conducted their own competitions, and created a positive, safe place for young people to meet, gather, socialise and recreate.
In addition, Brisbane is lacking a contemporary inner city skate facility.
Finally, and importantly, the existing Paddington Skate Park does not have the capacity to cater for the number of users at peak periods, thus overcrowding is experienced.
Therefore, the development of a high quality, modern skate facility at the Milton site would acknowledge the role skateboarding has played in shaping the history of the site, provide a much needed contemporary inner city skate facility, in a highly visible and accessible location, and supply the additional skate facility quantity required to reduce overcrowding experienced at Paddington Skate Park and to meet the growing demand.