Local skateboarders and scooter riders in Wollongong to enjoy world-class skate facilities thanks to a brand-new indoor skate park, 3SIXTY.
Business coach and Entrepreneur Adrian D’Amico has teamed up with “The Funpreneur” Brett Baker to open Wollongong’s first indoor skate park by the end of the year.
An Idea Adrian has had for almost 10 years is finally coming to life. “Being in business for almost 20 years I’m always coming up with new ideas” Adrian says. “However now as a father of three sons, I find myself spending most weekends battling the hot sun in search of the perfect skatepark for the boys to have fun AND to allow me to re-live my youth. The kids had a ball but me, not so much. Most outdoor parks didn’t have anywhere for parents to hang out and just relax, or anywhere to grab some food or a coffee. They also didn’t offer any supervision which was a challenge as I don’t feel comfortable leaving my kids there by themselves” That’s when I knew the idea of opening an indoor skatepark was much needed in Wollongong.
Adrian approached Brett Baker, Managing Director of Funscape, who has successfully opened 5 indoor entertainment venues in Wollongong (Hangdog Climbing Gym, Hangtime Trampoline Park, Breakout Bar & Escape Rooms, Revolution Laser Arena & Revolution Archery Tag), with a vision to create “an indoor park kitted out with jaw-dropping ramps where the kids could skate and their families could hang out.”
A natural fit for the Funscape portfolio, whose venues focus on building communities for young people to access the life-changing impact of sport and play, Brett says “An indoor skate park will be a great addition to the thriving Wollongong skate scene — a safe spot to ride inside, out of the elements, or even just when it’s dark outside – it will be an amazing.
To make way for the new venue, Funscape will close Hangtime Trampoline Park, Wollongong’s first trampoline park. Brett says “After 5 incredible years of Hangtime, it’s a bittersweet move, but a personal motivator behind my businesses is to inspire the younger generations and I feel the indoor skate park will offer something of genuine value to the community”.
The facility has been designed by the experts at American Ramp Company, who have installed over 3000 parks in 40 different countries worldwide. The 3SIXTY Skate Park design features a mix of ramp and street elements, designed to flow effortlessly together as well as a café’, party area, skate shop and plenty of seating.
Open seven days a week, the park will offer skate, scooter & BMX sessions, one-on-one & group lessons, school holidays camps, birthday parties & after-dark sessions.