Target completion date: mid May 2020
Rotary Park Project
Rotary Park Project (Phase 1)
Project Start Date: Spring 2020
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Consultation for this project began before the design meetings. In 2016, staff launched an online survey to gage interest for this project. In total, 351 survey responses were received from the public. Support for a community skatepark was 95% and support for a pump track was 83% respectively.
Two interactive public design meetings were hosted at the Fleming Centre in July and August 2018. The purpose of these sessions was to present the public with the means to share and gain information on skateparks, pump tracks and bicycle playgrounds, review potential sites and provide creative input for the proposed concept design. A total of eighty individuals of all ages attended the meetings and provided valuable feedback to staff and hired consultancy firm which has since been used in the concept design.
Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan
The need for designated action sport facilities was most recently observed during the community consultation period for the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and
Culture Master Plan. In October and November 2018, consultancy firm Monteith Brown Planning Consultants (MBPC) engaged with the community as a part of the public process using tactics such as online and in-person surveys, public information sessions and stakeholder focus groups. The master plan supports the Town’s direction to develop action sports infrastructure.
People Make Parks - Community Consultation
In July 2019, a community visioning session was held in the greenspace north of the Fleming Centre and attended by over 130 residents. Residents were invited to participate in identifying park elements that they valued and wanted to see in the development of the park. The skatepark ad pump track concept design were viewed by residents and reaffirmed as a popular park elements. Positive feedback was received from residents. Staff are currently completing the concept design of this park and will provide an update to Council in October 2019.
Skatepark and Pump Track Design-Build
In September 2019 New line Skatepark Inc. was the successful proponent in the awarding of the design and build of phase 1 Rotary Park Project. Since awarding this contract the Town's project team worked diligently with New Line Skateparks on the detailed designs in keeping true to the original concepts. During this process users' groups where engaged to review and provide comments regarding the design as it progressed. The Skatepark and Pump Track design was completed early spring 2020 with construction commencing in May 2020.
Project Team Phase 1:
- Shannon McKay, B.A., PMP, Director, Community Services
- Sarah Ane, Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
- Madison Dalley, Landscape Architectural Designer
- Sean Jackson, PMP, C.Tech., Project Manager
- David Warden, Manager of Facilities
- Bill Gurney, Landscape Architect / Senior Design Manager, New Line Skateparks Inc.
- Emil Barclay, Construction Project Manager, New Line Skateparks Inc.
- Mobilization/site stripping completed
- Build up and footings completed
Target completion date: end May 2020
- Footings steel completed
Target completion date: first week of June 2020
- Concrete work completed
Target completion date: end June 2020
- BMX pump track construction completed
Target completion date: end Aug 2020
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