by Dave Preston
The design of Peachland’s skate park is shaping up and construction could begin as early as October.
Council will hear at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that 21 people volunteered to be on a design committee and together with designer Newline Skate Parks, they’ve come up with a preliminary design for the Lambly Park location.
The design committee is comprised of youth and adults, residents and non-residents, that includes BMX and mountain bike riders and skateboarders, according to a staff report from Cheryl Wiebe, director of community services.
“The committee liked the draft design presented by Newline Skateparks,” wrote Wiebe. “It was felt that the design had appropriate flow and features to maximize the small footprint.”
The park is being designed for beginner to intermediate users and the committee has requested several changes that Newline will try to incorporate into the design.
If council approves the design concept Tuesday, the next step will be to hold a public open house on September 19.
“Should the plans meet with the approval of council and the general public, installation will begin as early as October 2012,” said Wiebe.
Council will also be asked to approve the recommendation of the committee for a name for the facility, simply Peachland Skate Park.