Teenage Joans to headline Skate Daze 2


It’s time to make all your 1999 Tony Hawk Pro Skater dreams come true as the next stage of the $3 million Capella Drive stash redevelopment is unveiled tomorrow.

To celebrate the completion of the project’s second stage, which sees a new playground, pump track, public restrooms and Ninja Warrior fitness equipment added to the area, the town of Marion is hosting “Skate Daze 2” , a full day of live music, skating demonstrations, BMX demonstrations, creative workshops, live art installations and food trucks.

Adelaide’s award-winning indie rock duo Teenage Joans will headline tomorrow’s Skate Daze 2 youth event at Capella Drive Reserve in Hallett Cove.

The talented Tahlia Borg and Cahli Blakers have won numerous awards, winning South Australian Live Act of the Year at the 2019 National Live Music Awards and six awards at the 2021 South Australian Music Awards.

Besides Teenage Joans, Skate Daze 2’s live music lineup includes Pity Lips, Luci, Satin Sun and Babyteeth.

Mayor of Maron Kris Hanna and Minister of Social Services and MP for Kingston Amanda Rishworth, MP, will officially open the redevelopment phase at 11:30 a.m.

Two barbecue and picnic areas with additional seating, more shade and extended trails were also built, as well as an upgrade of the old BMX track to a new jump park.

Stage 1 was officially opened in December last year with a state-of-the-art skate park, three-on-three basketball court, climbing wall, new lighting and expanded parking.

The entire $3.14 million project was funded by a $1.85 million contribution from the City of Marion and $1.29 million from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community program Infrastructure (LRCI).

Marion Mayor Kris Hanna said the improved facilities and amenities have been embraced by the community, with the reserve becoming a popular place for people of all ages, especially during holidays and weekends.

The overall design of the project was led by Adelaide-based JPE Design Studio, who engaged with the local community and students to develop a quality design that catered to a range of recreational experiences for the whole community.

The skate park was designed and built by award-winning Australian skate park experts – CONVIC – to provide skaters with one of the best suburban skating experiences in the state.

The pump track and jump park was designed and built by Jason Cousins ​​of Youth Services Australia who held design and build workshops with young people from the Marion Council.

Skate Daze 2 will take place on Saturday August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capella Drive Reserve is located at Capella Dr, Hallett Cove SA 5158

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