Heads up skate boarders – you’ll be practicing 360 flips and ollies in the Trail Sk8 Park by month-end.
The city’s Trisha Davison said there’s been no obstacles to the build, which began by the Gyro Park boat launch in mid-July and has an end-of-October finish date.
“The crew has been fantastic,” she told the Trail Times.
As far as community feedback, Davison hasn’t heard much chatter but she has seen a lot of interest right at the site.
“When I visit the park there are always people there watching the construction and they are mainly seniors,” she said. “It is great to see their curiosity and interest. I saw a few kids with boards down there today. Many have been surprised at the size, which is bigger than they thought, and they have an interest in seeing how this type of park gets built.”
With cool weather blanketing the region already, there will likely be one alteration. It won’t be to the park construction, rather to its festive grand opening.
At the behest of the city’s event planner, Trail council has been asked to delay the special daytime affair until next spring.
“Although the Trail SK8 Park will be open for use at the end of October 2018, it is not desirable to host a grand opening event,” began Andrea Jolly. “Which is intended to be family‐friendly with a fun, engaging and celebratory tone, before the completion of the park’s landscaping and so close to winter,” she reasoned.
“Once the landscaping is complete and the warmer months have arrived, the city and its event committee can properly showcase the park’s features and landscaping with a well‐deserved special event. With the long history of getting the skate park built, a spring event will better acknowledge this significant milestone in the city.”
Council members will decide upon Jolly’ request at tonight’smeeting.
The scope of work for builder New Line Skateparks, includes completion of all hardscape surfaces, landscape remediation immediately surrounding the park and spectator area, and installation of the donor and branding plaques.