The City has announced the next round of skatepark engagement sessions for the five more skateparks to be developed in 2015. They are:
-September 30, 2014 – Edgemont (Community Centre – 33 Edgevalley Circle NW)
-October 6, 2014 – Deer Run (Deer Run Community Centre – 2223 146 Avenue SE)
-October 7, 2014 – Midnapore (Mid Sun Community Centre – 185 Midlake Blvd SE)
-October 8, 2014 – New Brighton (Marquis de Lorne Community Centre – 6 Copperstone Way SE)
-October 22, 2014 – Bowness (Bowness Community Centre – 7904 – 43 Avenue NW)
(all times 7PM)
We’ve been patiently waiting for an update from the City regarding construction of the three new skateparks. The Skatepark Development Project website maintained that construction was to begin in August 2014.
Well, August has come and gone and we’ve already had a dusting of snow. Unfortunately, the three parks we were so looking forward to skating this year will not be built until 2015.
The City has informed us that the bids on the construction tender “exceeded the allotted budget”. The city will re-issue the tender in early 2015 and aim to increase the amount of competitive bids. They say they’re still on track for the development of eight skateparks in 2015, so that’s a plus.
We’ll keep you updated on any developments as planning will start for the other five skateparks soon.
If you missed the Mindless video premiere a few weeks ago, the full video is online now:
By now you should know that Calgary is getting three new outdoor concrete skateparks this year. The neighbourhoods they will be located in are Southwood, Chinook Park/CKE, and Huntington Hills.
The construction tender closes on August 19th and a qualified builder will be chosen at that time by the City. CASE has been instructed that construction will begin at the end of August with parks being complete and skateable before winter, weather permitting of course.
Here are the designs for the three parks for 2014:
The City of Calgary Parks Department is seeking input on whether permanent regional park hours should be implemented that would see Shaw Millennium Park open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. You can share your feedback with Parks by filling out a brief online survey, which will be open August 6th – 18th or in person at The City Events Vehicle on site at Shaw Millennium Park on August 8th from 3 – 8 p.m., August 16th 6 -10 p.m. and August 17th from 12 – 5 p.m. City representatives will be available to answer questions.