Bruderheim’s skatepark is one ‘ollie’ closer to completion.
A public information session was held in February, where design options were presented and the committee gained public feedback.
“Everybody seemed pretty happy about what we’re doing. There was some positive and negative about location and that’s just because it’s close to the highway,” said Community Park Committee chairperson, Ryan Campbell.
It will likely be built along the main road going through town, near the Ag. Grounds.
“We figured it would be a good location, quiet and out of the way, so we’re not putting a skate park in somebody’s backyard,” he noted.
Design options were presented to the public, but nothing has been 100 per cent finalized at this point.
The total project cost is roughly $400,000, with the town fundraising $200,000 of that, hoping Alberta’s Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) will match it.
“We are currently fundraising. We’ve got about $50,000 more that we need,” to hit their $200,000 goal, said Campbell.
The skate park is just phase one of their four phase community park. A splash pad, community garden and natural playground are also planned.
He hopes to have kids on the new skate park by the end of the summer.
The town has gone roughly four years without a skate park.
*A couple design options below.