Concept designs for the new Skateboard Park in Ardrossan ready for feedback

April 24, 2020

Concept designs for the new Skateboard Park in Ardrossan ready for feedback

The community is invited to provide feedback on three proposed concept designs for a new skateboard park in Ardrossan. From April 30 to May 7 an online survey, as well as a Sherwood Park News ad featuring the concept designs, will be available to gather feedback on the design options.

The community is invited to provide feedback on three proposed concept designs for a new skateboard park in Ardrossan. From April 30 to May 7 an online survey, as well as a Sherwood Park News ad featuring the concept designs, will be available to gather feedback on the design options.

A workshop was originally planned to gather this feedback, however as part of the County’s response to COVID-19, this has been moved to an online survey, available at strathcona.ca/ardrossanskatepark. For those who do not wish to fill the survey out online, a newspaper ad featuring the three concept designs will invite residents to call 780-467-2211 to indicate which design option is preferred. The tally will be added to the online response feedback.

An initial workshop, held in January, discussed what type of features riders would like to see in this new skatepark. Feedback collected from the first design workshop and online survey shows the overall design preference of the park is leaning toward a hybrid park, which would combine street elements with a good flow and transition style.

The design of neighbouring skateboard parks at Millennium Place and in Fort Saskatchewan were also taken into consideration, as not to duplicate the same features that riders in the area can already access.

Construction on this skateboard park will begin in Summer 2020.

To learn more about new skateboard park, as well as the opportunity to be part of the creative public art piece to be installed, please visit strathcona.ca/ardrossanskatepark or call 780-467-2211.
 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595