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All wheels park proposal moves forward to open house Nov. 14

Posted October 28, 2019

Nottawasaga OPP's Youth Officer, and New Line Skate parks are taking the lead in preparing the plans for an all wheels park component at the preferred location, Riverdale Park in Alliston.

OPP constable Joseph Chamberlain presented the 42-page study to New Tecumseth council which lays out a proposed 2,212m2 (23,810 sq ft) of skateable area, expandable to 3,090m2 (33,263 sq ft) over the next 10 years. In addition to skateboards, it would accommodate "but is not limited to" BMX, inline skaters, scooters, roller skaters, long-boarders and wheel chair communities.

Riverdale Park is the preferred location because of other amenities at the park, including pool, splashpads, and Rotary Park. The NTRC is the other option.

The estimated cost is just under $1 million, paid for by "a variety of funding sources including municipal, provincial, and federal governments, as well as, the private sector, non-profits or other community partners in the allocation of funds, grants, donations and partnerships.

Pictured below concept drawing of the proposed park.

On Nov 14, the Nottawasaga OPP will hold an Open House and Design Workshop in partnership with New Line Skateparks.

"The Open House will educate the public about All Wheels parks while outlining the process of creating an All Wheels park strategy for the Town of New Tecumseth. New Line Skate parks lead a generalized design workshop to solicit feedback from local All Wheels users and their preferences for the design of the all wheels park. A survey will be completed, and results will be added to this living document."

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by Tony Veltri