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Thursday , 5 August 2021
The two primary types of skatepark terrain: bowl, left, and street/plaza, right. Image: City of Cold Lake.

Expansion of Cold Lake skatepark needs input from users

Cold Lake skateboarders and BMX riders can have their say on what improvements they want to see at the Imperial Park Skatepark.

A survey has been released by city staff to determine the best options for expanding the skatepark.

City council allocated $300,000 in the 2021 budget towards the project.

The survey asks residents how they currently use the park, their skill level as riders, and what terrain options should be included.

“We’ve all noticed that, at times, it’s really crowded in there. And so in talking to the youth that use the facility, there’s a couple of pinch points in the bowl area. What we want to do and what we’ve done is allocate some money to try to expand the park,” said Mayor Craig Copeland.

“If the parents are watching the press releases of them get their kids involved, we really want to get some feedback and understand from the users of the park on what do they prefer,” he said.

“We have to worry about if we do a bowl, we have to worry about drainage inside the bowl, so that would have to be figured out.”

There are six types of terrain to select your first and second choice on, and a variety of transition structures to round out the expansion of the park.

The survey is available online here.

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.