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Summerland Skatepark 

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Skatepark Updates 2017

Design

The final design for Summerland’s Skatepark is now complete. Many thanks to the community members who provided input on the design. Work on the final drawings and budgeting for the next step of tendering the construction is underway. The new skatepark will be located on the southwest corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road West, just east of Summerland Middle School.

Concept Model:

Fundraising

Community support will help make this plan a reality. Donations are welcome for this awesome project – the sooner the funds are raised, the sooner the skatepark will be built. Donations can be made at Municipal Hall and tax receipts will be issued. For more information, please contact Brenda Ingram at 250-404-4084 or email skatepark@summerland.ca.

Donations can also be made securely online via PayPal. If you wish to receive a tax receipt for your online donation, please include your name and email address on the form so that we can contact you.

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Thank you to our generous contributors to date:

  • Penny Lane Society - $135,000
  • Roy Bain - $1,000
  • Richard Barkwill - $500
  • Jeff Thorne - $420
  • Brian & Dianne Chadwick - $200
  • Henri Frioud - $200
  • Frank Kappel - $250
  • Brad Hughes - $1000

Construction

The construction for the skatepark could begin in spring/summer 2018 if fund raising goals (approximately $600,000) are achieved. Our community has contributed over $145,000 to date!

Benefits

The top six benefits of building a skatepark, according to Spohn Ranch Skateparks, a Los Angeles-based skatepark design and construction firm:

 1. Skateparks reduce illicit behaviour.

2. Skateparks provide a safe environment for skateboarding (as well as scooters and bmx bikes)

3. Skateparks reduce damage to private property

4. Skateboarding has significant physical health benefits

5. Skateboarding has significant mental health benefits

6. Skateparks have a positive economic impact

Source: Spohn Ranch Sateparks