Skateboard, BMX, and scooter enthusiasts will have the chance to see what a skatepark on the West Shore could look like during an upcoming workshop next week.
New Line Inc. will be unveiling two potential concept designs for the skatepark, eyed for the green space across from The Q Centre next to the golf course and the beach volleyball courts in March.
“This is what the people who have been coming to our consutlation have been looking for, it’s finally here and that’s pretty exciting,” said Bobbi Neal, community development and adult programmer with West Shore Parks and Recreation.
“The more people and the more input we have, the closer it will be to what the community is asking for … It’s incredibly important for youth to have an outlet for activity and a place to come and feel connected to their community, that’s our goal by being able to provide this amenity.”
In December, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society selected New Line Skateparks Inc., a design and construction firm that specializes in skateparks and skateable environments, to design the skatepark.
The designs are a result of roughly two years of consultation with the Westshore Skatepark Coalition, an organization dedicated to the creation of new skateparks in the West Shore, which was provided to New Line late last year.
The public workshop takes place on Tuesday, March 6 at the Juan de Fuca library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The workshop will include a presentation of design options presented by New Line and will be followed by a feedback session.
Final designs for the skatepark are anticipated to be complete by the end of April, at which point a funding strategy will be developed and will be presented to the parks and recreation board for approval.