It is fast forward on plans to build a skatepark in Peachland.
Supported in the 2012 financial plan, Peachland Council has engaged Newline Skateparks Inc. to design and build a skate park on the south side of the tennis courts in Lambly Park.
A critical part of the process is to engage with the youth and other stakeholders to facilitate a collaborative design process.
“There is far more value engaging the youth and other potential users in the project rather than the design team and my department going at it alone,” said Cheryl Wiebe, director of community services. “We want this park to be multi-use in nature and designed with the community needs in mind.”
There will be a design workshop on August 22 held with youth and stakeholders in the park design. If you would be interested in being a part of the design committee, please contact Cheryl at 250-767-2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents, children, youth and others interested in participating in the design process are invited to express interest in attending.
During the initial consultation process, the community voted for a streetscape style park. When staff from Newline Skateparks visited the site in June, they indicated that the south side of Lambly Park was an ideal location for a streetscape design.
Similar to the design featured on the consultation brochure, a streetscape park is more linear in nature and is designed with the unique contours and features of the park. The park will integrate with the existing landscape with a focus on enhancing the space and preserving the integrity walking trails.
For the meeting next week, Newline will be bringing some concept drawings. Youth and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to review the draft designs and make recommendations and suggestions on how to make the park a ‘Made in Peachland‘ attraction. The staff at Newline will take the suggestions from the design workshop to create final designs that will be presented to the community at large later in September.
Plans to build the skate park are somewhat weather dependent with an installation date projected for late fall or early spring. For further information on the Skate Park visit www.peachland.ca or contact Cheryl at 250-767-2133.