On June 15, the District of Vanderhoof Mayor and Council, members of the District of Vanderhoof Skateboard Park Committee and excited constituents made their way to 466 Stewart Street for a public dedication for the upcoming Vanderhoof Skateboard Park.
According to a news release issued by the District of Vanderhoof, New Line Skateparks Inc. has been selected to design and construct the Vanderhoof Skateboard Park. New Line Skateparks Inc. is a full-service design and construction firm based in Langley, British Columbia, where they bring their expertise from completing nearly 200 unique projects internationally.
New Line Skateparks Inc. is now committed to working with local contractors to build the new park with an anticipated range size anywhere from 6820 square feet to 8070 square feet, depending on the design features that are ultimately chosen.
The new home of the Vanderhoof Skateboard Park was marked by the aforementioned public dedication, where the field adjacent to ball diamond 4 was chosen as the future home of the completed project.
The Vanderhoof Skateboard Park is part of the new recreation hub that is forming, along with existing baseball diamonds, recreation fields, the aquatic centre and the arena.
Mayor Gerry Thiessen was on hand to commemorate and congratulate all of those who have dedicated their time and energy into making this project a reality.
“It’s been a few years in the making,” says Thiessen. “Through a lot of hard work, we’re finally seeing this project come to fruition.”
Per the news release, the District of Vanderhoof Skateboard Park Committee will work and collaborate with New Line Skateparks Inc. to develop a comprehensive design that will both fit the needs of the community and foster a unique recreational environment.
Site analysis, concept design, technical design and construction sketches are due to begin as soon as possible and are currently expected to take approximately 16 weeks, nearing completion in the fall of 2018.
Construction for the Vanderhoof Skateboard Park is set to begin in the spring of 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2019.