The Columbia Valley Skateboard Association is holding its first skatepark design input session on November 27.
The first skatepark design input session starts with an open house at 6 pm, followed by a facilitated design session from 7–9 pm.
This session, to be held at the Community Centre is intended to gather design input from stakeholders for the planned skatepark in Kovach Park. “We invite all skateboarders, anyone who participates in a wheeled sport, and all community members to come and give your design ideas,” the CVSA said a statement.
The evening session will be hosted by skatepark contractor New Line Skateparks, Canada’s leading skatepark design/build contractor. It will also be facilitated by Revelstoke’s Columbia Valley Skateboard Association (CVSA) and the City of Revelstoke.
“Seeing this volunteer project through will require a big push from the community,” CVSA President Karl Jost said in the statement. “This is an excellent opportunity for community organizations and businesses to get involved and learn about this project from the start. We’re really looking to build partnerships with organizations that can help fundraise or help with in-kind donations or assistance on this skatepark.”
The CVSA is also calling for broad-based, creative input from the community.
“We want to create a skatepark that’s truly representative of Revelstoke and the location in Kovach Park,” the statement said. “We’re interested in hearing from designers, architects, artists, engineers, creatives and visionaries who can help us create a design that expresses who we are as a community in a unique way. Ideas include materials selection, landscaping selection, heritage themes, outdoors themes, colour selection and any concept we can dream up.”
In addition to the public session, the CVSA and the City of Revelstoke will also be holding a private session with neighbours and neighbourhood residents to ensure concerns about noise, traffic, visual impact and layout are addressed.
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