July 9, 2019 - Crew finishing up the Vanderhoof skateboard park. (Aman Parhar photo)

Vanderhoof skateboard park almost complete

Different recreation opportunities opening up in the District

Skateboard enthusiasts in and around Vanderhoof will soon have access to a new skate park in town.

The construction of the park is scheduled to be completed by mid-July, said operations superintendent Chad Westbrook at a July 8 regular council meeting.

READ MORE: Vanderhoof will soon have it’s own skate park

Landscaping is scheduled to begin on July 11 and there will be a grand opening held after that. However, the dates are tentative and weather dependent, he said.

At this moment it is critical for residents and future users of the park to not use the property, said Westbrook adding there was an incident earlier in the month where there were people using the park at night.

This week, the crew is working on concrete curing where special curing and sealing material has been sprayed on the park and over the next two weeks if there is any traffic on the surface, it can cause micro-cracking. In a few years, that could turn into major cracking, read Westbrook’s report to council.

In terms of upcoming work, the Public Works Crew will start leveling and landscaping the site. Municipal staff has also ordered plants, shrubs and sod which will be put into place once the order is received.

The Vanderhoof skateboard park is located on Stewart St. E opposite the Vanderhoof Arena.

More to come


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

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