Town council approves new skate park in Oakville
Published June 4, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Town council has approved a new skate park in Oakville that is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
At a recent meeting, councillors approved a staff plan and budget of $250,000 from the town’s Parkland Reserve Fund for the park that will be located at Cornwall Road Park.
The budget for the skate park will include a concrete pad, skate park equipment and site works.
Cornwall Park currently has two baseball diamonds, children’s playground equipment and the Oakville Humane Society which occupies the northeast corner under a licence agreement.
According to council, the new skate park will be located at the front of the park on Cornwall Road in an existing landscaped area.
Additionally, due to space constraints, it is recommended that the park be a modular designed facility and scaled as a neighbourhood amenity, similar to the skate parks that have been built at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Glen Abbey Recreation Centre.
Council also noted that in order to accommodate the skate park, several trees would have to be relocated along with the requirement of site grading, sodding and landscape reinstatement.
At a Council Meeting back in March, a report from Mayor Rob Burton was approved to advance several community infrastructure programs. Specifically, it addressed council’s request for a follow-up report on the construction of the skate park, among other projects.
Town staff as well as the Ward 3 Councillors have already received some feedback from prospective users on the modular elements that are to be incorporated into the skate park.
Additionally, to confirm the appropriate skate park elements, layout and inter-connectivity, staff will be reaching out to additional potential users.
The skate park is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
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