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.

calgary parks postponed

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.

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