Rutherford scored itself is new skatepark that was designed and built by Convic in early 2010. It’s a strange skatepark due to the space it occupies and is made up of 2 sections that are linked by a footpath (that’s the strange thing).
The main section features a 4ft high, 20ft wide mini (with a 1ft extension), the transitions are surprisingly tight but the surface and coping are very smooth and its a fun ramp to skate. Just behind the mini is a smallish street section that has a quarter leading down to 3 different rails on a central bank and finishes with a cool banked hip. Rad!
The second section (just down the footpath) is a mini plaza featuring a 3ft quarter, manual pads, ledges, flat bars and a fast/steep 6 stair bank with hand-rail. Despite being a little small in actual area it’s an awesome little plaza no matter what your skill level, you just need to be able to pull up really quickly!
Heavily populated with BMX’rs, scooter kids and emo teens trying to look cool, but still plenty of room for skaters to do their thing. Its located right on the Pacific Highway so you can’t miss it and its part of a large shopping complex so you’re surrounded by plenty of parking, food and amenities. Easily one of the best skateparks in the area and well worth a skate!