Construction company selected to build skatepark

Budget of $595,000 set aside for facility in Summerland

A construction company has been selected to build the Summerland Skatepark.

New Line Skateparks Inc. was named as the preferred proponent for the construction of the skatepark.

Municipal staff are in negotiations with New Line. The contract is for $561,395 plus GST for the construction of the park. This amount does not include the final landscaping.

Work will begin at the end of August, with the work to be finished by Nov. 30.

The complete budget for the skatepark is $595,000. This amount includes $137,000 from community fundraising. most of which came from the Penny Lane Society.

The municipality has contributed $485,000 for the project, with the money coming from capital funds.

The park is to be constructed on a portion of school district property at the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road.

When completed, it will replace an older skatepark near the Summerland Arena. That skatepark was constructed more than 20 years ago and is showing signs of its age.

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