Skatepark Design

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Carve out some time and tell us what you think!

The existing skatepark at Memorial Park will undergo a transformation this spring! Council is committed to keeping the existing park open to riders until such time the new and improved skatepark is open this summer.

Key Dates:

  • April 6 to 18 - feedback is open
  • April 23 - results shared to design team
  • May 3 (estimated) - early site works begin
  • July - estimated skatepark construction

We want to hear from you

We are committed to ensuring this much-loved amenity continues to offer safe, uninterrupted enjoyment to the community now and into the future. Over the past few months, we have worked closely with the skatepark community group and received early feedback about potential improvements they would like to see to enhance the existing design.

These new improvements are designed to accommodate all abilities and include additional space for potential programs/use that could occur to make it more vibrant and active space.

Benefits of new design:

  • Love the bowls? Great, because they will be maintained with a few minor improvements:
    • Introduce a mini ramp at one end of the smaller bowl
    • Open up entrance to allow for better flow and safer crossings
  • Introduce the "Island" feature to allow for looping circulation around the street lanes
  • Added elements to increase functionality and use from beginner, intermediate and advanced riders
  • Bank features for variety and to maintain skateboard flow
  • Additional flexible space to accommodate recreation and cultural programming (specialized sport camps, outdoor market, outdoor fitness, and special events), or serve as overflow skate area when not in use by others
  • Improved seating areas
  • Keeping users safety as the top priority!

Carve out some time and tell us what you think!

Complete the Feedback Form

Background

The early days of the preliminary design confirms the existing skatepark will be in conflict with the future construction of City Hall/Library Building.

To keep the project moving forward, a Prequalification Contract Tender for construction is underway. This allows for pre-construction works to progress while the design is being finalized.

Sign-up for updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe to stay informed.

Carve out some time and tell us what you think!

The existing skatepark at Memorial Park will undergo a transformation this spring! Council is committed to keeping the existing park open to riders until such time the new and improved skatepark is open this summer.

Key Dates:

  • April 6 to 18 - feedback is open
  • April 23 - results shared to design team
  • May 3 (estimated) - early site works begin
  • July - estimated skatepark construction

We want to hear from you

We are committed to ensuring this much-loved amenity continues to offer safe, uninterrupted enjoyment to the community now and into the future. Over the past few months, we have worked closely with the skatepark community group and received early feedback about potential improvements they would like to see to enhance the existing design.

These new improvements are designed to accommodate all abilities and include additional space for potential programs/use that could occur to make it more vibrant and active space.

Benefits of new design:

  • Love the bowls? Great, because they will be maintained with a few minor improvements:
    • Introduce a mini ramp at one end of the smaller bowl
    • Open up entrance to allow for better flow and safer crossings
  • Introduce the "Island" feature to allow for looping circulation around the street lanes
  • Added elements to increase functionality and use from beginner, intermediate and advanced riders
  • Bank features for variety and to maintain skateboard flow
  • Additional flexible space to accommodate recreation and cultural programming (specialized sport camps, outdoor market, outdoor fitness, and special events), or serve as overflow skate area when not in use by others
  • Improved seating areas
  • Keeping users safety as the top priority!

Carve out some time and tell us what you think!

Complete the Feedback Form

Background

The early days of the preliminary design confirms the existing skatepark will be in conflict with the future construction of City Hall/Library Building.

To keep the project moving forward, a Prequalification Contract Tender for construction is underway. This allows for pre-construction works to progress while the design is being finalized.

Sign-up for updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe to stay informed.

  • We appreciate your feedback on the concept design of the skatepark. The feedback form should take approximately five to eight minutes to complete.

    The information provided will be reviewed by the design team and updates will be shared as the project progresses.


    Complete the Feedback Form
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