Recently, Metro News published an article about the planned Edgemont Skatepark. Although designs for this park have not yet been unveiled, a group of misinformed Edgemont residents is calling the future park an “eye sore”.
Chances are, you probably know what a modern skatepark looks like. Look at Chinook Winds Skatepark in Airdrie, or any of the others in smaller centres near Calgary.
CASE has faith in City of Calgary Recreation that they would never allow a park to be built that would be considered an “eye sore”. One of the skateparks that is referenced in the Skateboard Amenities Strategy is The Plaza at The Forks in Winnipeg, MB. Although taste in design is subjective, it would be difficult to find anyone who calls it an eyesore. This claim is supported by the recent completion of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is located right next to the skatepark.