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