The Skatepark is now open! Landscaping has been approved through community donations and matching funds from the Town of Redcliff and is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2021.
The Skatepark has been designed to be accessible to the whole community and visitors to our Town regardless of age or skill level. The park faces 1st Street SW beside the Redcliff Aquatic Centre. Our schools and non-profit organizations are welcomed and encouraged to use this facility as part of their programming. This park also welcomes those riding scooters, BMX bikes, and inline skates. The Town of Redcliff will have events or programming that will incorporate the Skatepark.
We were excited to break-ground in mid-August 2020 and were very fortunate to have the Town of Redcliff fund a portion of the Skateboard Park, and we are thrilled to report we were approved for a Community Facilities Enhancement Grant both totaling $300,000.00!
In-kind donations are still being accepted. In recognition of donations, family or business names can be permanently inscribed onto a feature or plaque at the Skateboard Park as outlined in the Project Fundraising Donor/Sponsorship Recognition Examples sheet.
Redcliff Town Council allocated money for a skatepark in the 2019 budget. An Open House to collect ideas for the skatepark was held on January 16, 2019. Town staff compiled feedback from the Open House, which included:
Top location choices:
- Near the RCMP building
- Between the Pool and Rec-Tangle
- Near the BMX track
Wish list for elements and amenities:
- Drinking fountain
- Not too technical, focus on spaces for beginners/intermediates with only a few expert elements
- Mix of skatepark styles is preferred (i.e. plaza, streetstyle, and bowl)
- Comfort amenities at the park or nearby are important (shade, water, restroom, waste receptacles)
- Incorporate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) measures to enhance safety (ensure location in a visible area, lighting)
The Town released a Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ) for the skatepark on March 13, 2019.
New Line Skateparks was chosen as the consultant for the design-build project. After consultation with the volunteer advisory board, the design was finalized and construction began in the summer of 2020.