SKATE SUMMERLAND                                The Summerland Skatepark officially opened on Saturday, June 22. (Summerland Review file photo)

SKATE SUMMERLAND The Summerland Skatepark officially opened on Saturday, June 22. (Summerland Review file photo)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summerland Skatepark opens to the public

Facility opened earlier than planned after 911 calls were made

The Summerland Skatepark, at the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road West, was completed in March and was opened to the public earlier than planned.

The park was opened near the end of March after some Summerland residents had called 911 to report children and teens at the unfinished facility.

Linda Tynan, chief administrative officer for Summerland, said the Summerland RCMP detachment met with municipal staff to discuss the calls and as a result, temporary signage was set up and the park was opened.

READ ALSO: South Okanagan skatepark opens after 911 calls

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Summerland Skatepark now open

Because signage had not been in place, the park had not been opened, due to concerns about liability.

While the park was opened, crews continued working on the facility in the weeks following, completing the landscaping and irrigation features.

The park was constructed by NewLine Skateparks Inc. Work had started at the end of the summer of 2018.

The site is owned by the Okanagan Skaha School District and is on the Summerland Secondary School sports field.

It has an area of 929 square metres and includes bowl and street features.

The facility had a price tag of around $600,000. The Penny Lane Legacy Fund contributed $145,000 of this amount, with members of the community contributing another $10,000. The remainder of the money came from the Federal Gas Tax — Community Works Funding.

The facility was formally opened on June 22.

The park replaces an older facility, behind the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road.

The earlier facility had a cost of around $70,000 when it was constructed in the late 1990s. Funding for this skatepark had come from the Municipality, the Summerland Kinsmen Club, the Summerland Lions Club, the Summerland Credit Union, the Summerland United Church and members of the community.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summerland Skatepark opens to the public

AT THE PARK                                Emily Chuppa, 14, at left, and Adison Holmes, 12, were among the children and teens using the Summerland Skatepark in March on the first day the park was open to the public. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

AT THE PARK Emily Chuppa, 14, at left, and Adison Holmes, 12, were among the children and teens using the Summerland Skatepark in March on the first day the park was open to the public. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Just Posted

(Pixabay)
‘We need to be empathetic’; Kelowna support worker speaks out after disabled individual denied haircut

Individual with severe autism denied service at a Kelowna hair salon for not wearing mask

Parents are urged to be on alert after a potential child abduction attempt took place near Armstrong Elementary School Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (amsas/neden photo)
Possible child abduction attempt at Armstrong Elementary School prompts warning

A letter from the school’s principal urges parents to be on high alert

Addie Pafiolis with her son, Theo, who died just five days after his birth due to a heart condition in 2017. For the past four years, Addie and her husband Chris have been supporting local families around the holiday season in Theo's memory. (Contributed)
Lake Country couple supporting local families in son’s memory this Christmas

Theo Pafiolis was five days old when he passed away due to a heart condition; now, his parents are supporting others in his name

The staff at The Roster are excited to give back with the sports club’s Dish Out the Kindness fundraising initiative in support of the Upper Room Mission and the Starfish Backpack program. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon sports club dishes out kindness

Upper Room Mission and Starfish Backpack Program will benefit from The Roster sales

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Farm animals safe after Kelowna barn catches fire

The fire was started after animals knocked over a heat lamp; the barn was consumed

Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Square Dancing Day, Disability Day and International Ninja Day are all coming up this week

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COLUMN: Anti-maskers’ message misses the mark

Following COVID-19 restrictions now could determine just how happy our holidays are

The Interior Wildfire Rehabilitation Society is looking for 10-15 acres to house a rehab centre for injured and orphaned wildlife like deer and moose calves. (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan group look for property to house wildlife rehab centre

The Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is looking for 10 acres for injured/orphaned animals

Dentice di Frasso, a member of Italian nobility, once owned land in Summerland. (Contributed)
Italian nobility family once lived in Summerland

Dentice di Frasso and his family owned land in the Prairie Valley area

114 Canadians were appointed Nov. 27 to the Order of Canada. (Governor General of Canada photo)
Indigenous actor, author, elder, leaders appointed to Order of Canada

Outstanding achievement, community dedication and service recognized

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Summerland residents have been receiving a telephone scam with the number showing as the telephone number of the local RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media files)
Summerland RCMP telephone number spoofed in scam calls

Number used in scam attempts from tax agency

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Most Read