Ipswich City Council is committed to providing spaces that promote social inclusion, health and well-being for our community.

Council has been working with CONVIC, a specialist in skate park and youth area design, on a youth precinct in Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve.

The full design for the works was completed in 2021 and construction of Stage One was completed in December 2022.

Check out the final plans and photos of Stage One below.

Design and Construction

Stage 1 open for action

Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve - final youth precinct designs

What happens next?

With the design completed, the next step in the project is to commence construction. Construction will be completed over a number of stages.

Stage One construction works for the new planned facility were completed in 2022 and included:

  • the new skate facility
  • central pathway to link from the playground and carpark and through to Redbank Plains Road
  • shelters
  • seating
  • drink fountains
  • lighting
  • safe city cameras.

Future works will include construction of the following:

  • a learn to ride track
  • two multipurpose courts (Futsal/ Basketball and Netball/ Basketball)
  • parkour elements and a Ping Pong table
  • amphitheatre Stage
  • additional shelters with seating and BBQ areas
  • pathways
  • associated facilities including bins and drink fountains.

Future construction works will be scheduled for budget after the Financial Year 22/23.

What community told us

In 2020 council asked the community through a survey on Shape Your Ipswich and workshops, what they thought of the draft Stage 1 concept design. 43 people responded to the survey. Here's what they told us:

How community input influenced design

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through the design phase.

The below plan shows the key pieces of community feedback that informed the final design.

Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve Skate Area Design