The concrete in the bowl at Southwood Skatepark was poured incorrectly and needs to be removed. This is being done by the contractor (PCL) at no extra cost to the city or taxpayers.
The designer/consultant (Van Der Zalm & Associates) is ensuring these new parks are built to specification and any deviations are unacceptable.
As always, check back here as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on Southwood and Huntington Hills parks.
Well known local skater, Dwayne Mazereeuw and his wife Elisa were on the whale-watching boat that sank near Tofino last month.
You may recognize Dwayne as construction director of New Line Skateparks and as one of the founders of True North Skateboards.
Dwayne and his wife were rescued by people from a First Nations community called Ahousaht. Coincidentally, there is a crowdfunding campaign to build a skatepark in Ahousaht, which Dwayne has now committed to help build as a thank you for saving his and his wife’s lives.
You can learn more about Dwayne and Elisa’s harrowing experience and rescue as well as the skatepark fundraising campaign on the Facebook page they’ve set up to raise awareness for the skatepark project:
With the extraordinarily long construction season of 2015, PCL has been able to work on Southwood Skatepark for longer than anticipated. Here are some photos from our recent visit to the site. City officials have planned for a December completion for both Southwood and Huntington Hills skateparks.
City staff have been installing gates at Millennium Park for the past few weeks. You may recall the outreach/engagement the city did two seasons ago to decide whether or not to revert Millennium Park back to “open 24 hours”. Some officials were pushing for the park to close at 11PM nightly (as all other city parks do) in the interest of safety.
CASE members lobbied successfully for the park to return to open 24 hours but as a trade off, the city decided to install gates to block off all of the covered/hidden areas at the park. Read more in Metro News by clicking the photo below:
Local artists Eric and Mia have completed one of the art components of the new skateparks. “Skaters From Around Here (and Elsewhere)” is a hand-illustrated ‘zine that will be circulated to thousands of homes in the areas of the new parks. They are also available at local skate shops now. Read more here.
The first new skatepark in decades opened yesterday at CKE (Chinook Park Kelvin Grove and Eagle Ridge Community).
Check back for more photos from opening day!
We put together a video from our Go Skateboarding Day celebration at Millennium Park. Enjoy!
The City’s three new skateparks are now in various stages of construction. Here are some photo updates: