Update (June 7, 2012). . . PeachlandNews.com received a press release from the District of Peachland about the upcoming skate park open house. The release included the following paragraphs:
“Over the years, a number of amenities have been added to help Peachland residents – including our children and youth – be more active such as the improvements at Swim Bay, the Centennial Way walkway and, most recently, two new playgrounds,” said Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding. “Now there is renewed interest in a skate park – a park where youth and people of all ages who use skate boards, in-line skates, BMX bikes and other wheels can enjoy. As a result, we are moving forward with plans to make this a reality.”
The proposed skate park at Lambly Park (next to the tennis courts) will feature a 5000 square foot park with design completed by September 2012. Construction is planned for fall 2012 to spring 2013, with the grand opening in summer 2013. The project will be funded entirely from the Community Amenities fund. These are funds provided by the development community to help us make improvements in public services – no local tax dollars are being used to construct the skate park.
“We have identified Lambly Park as the intended location for the youth skate park because it is the site that appears to best optimize all of the relevant selection criteria. However, if through the consultation or technical process Lambly Park appears to be unsuitable, or if a better option being identified (i.e. one that better optimizes relevant selection criteria), the matter will of course be reconsidered,” said Fielding.
by Dave Preston
The District of Peachland is seeking input on a new skateboard park and wants interested parties to attend an open house later this month.
The open house takes place Wednesday, June 20, from 6 to 8:30 pm. at the Peachland Community Centre. There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Peachland council has chosen Lambly Park as the location for a skate park and, according to a posting on the district’s website, it was the “best of six sites reviewed.”
The posting lays out a timeline for a skate park that includes design by this September, construction this fall and next spring, with a grand opening in the summer of 2013.
Interested stakeholders are also being sought to work directly with design company Newline Skate Parks and the district on design. Anyone interested can email email@example.com or call the recreation department at 250.767.2133.