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.
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.
Position: Skateboard Day Camp Leaders – Summer 2014
Who is Westside:
Westside Recreation Centre is a world-class facility based on a lifestyle and wellness concept. Since 2000, we have been providing families with a fun, healthy and affordable environment with world class activities, including a hockey and skating facility, fitness centre, gymnasium and an aquatic park.
Benefits of Being at Westside:
-Competitive wages and benefits
-Use of recreation facilities
-Close proximity to bus routes
-To supervise, lead and instruct children in skateboarding and sports in a daycamp setting
-To provide a safe, fun and quality program
-Leadership, program planning and evaluation of programs
-Supervision of Leaders in Training and volunteers
-Actively and enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program including swimming, skating, gym sports/games and arts & crafts.
-Set-up, take-down and general maintenance of equipment and facility
-Camp dates are Immediately – August 15, 2014
Hours of work are dependent on day camp scheduling and vary from 8:30 am – 12:15 pm or 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Qualifications / Skills Required:
-Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
-All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age for children’s programs
-Minimum of two (2) years skateboarding experience
-Ability to deal with customer questions and concerns, enthusiastic and organized
-Previous day camp/skateboarding planning experience
-Experience leading a group in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: skateboarding, sports, general summer day camp and recreational activities
Closing Date: Immediate opening, Open until a suitable candidate has been found
Salary: Westside provides competitive salaries
Apply by: Drop resume / visit Westside Recreation Centre (2000-69 Street SW)
Or email to w...@westsiderec.com