City of Melfort reviews skate park after seasonal closure

By Aaron Schulze
November 3, 2018 - 3:40pm

Melfort's skate park is closed for the remainder of autumn and winter after it’s first season open to the public.

It was opened in July 2018, and according to Melfort’s community services director Ryan Danberg, the costs to look after the park wasn’t overwhelming.

“We knew going in that once the facility was built there wasn’t going to be a whole lot of upkeep for us as city work goes,” Danberg told northeastNOW. “From the standpoint of facility costs, we didn’t incur a bunch of surprise costs of any kinds, and full marks to the users of the facility as on any given day there was very little garbage to pick up; no vandalism whatsoever.”

Some residents around the skate park had concerns regarding noise and lights shining into homes, although Danberg said there wasn’t a lot of negative feedback after the park opened.

Danberg said the venue saw skating groups from cities such as Edmonton and Regina come through Melfort. He hoped there would be an expansion of users once they provided virtual tours of thefacility to various skateboarding websites.

No added features are planned for the skate park when it reopens in spring, although a splash park and two soccer pitches were expected to be put in place by the summer.


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