Sod turning for skateboard park to be held next Monday

After a year of behind the scenes planning, a skateboard park could be a reality for Rimbey by this fall, thanks to the local Kinsmen Club.

After a year of behind the scenes planning, a skateboard park could be a reality for Rimbey by this fall, thanks to the local Kinsmen Club.

A sod turning for the park will be held (Monday, June 22) at 2 p.m. on land on the south side of the Lions Park.

“It’s nice to be in the ground (with the project),” said project chairman Allen Adam.

The park, which is estimated to cost $458,000, is being built by New Line Skateparks Inc.

The Town of Rimbey and Ponoka County has each donated $40,000 for the park and $50,000 has come from the Lions Club. Canline-Gazelle’s Group of Companies donated $3,000 and the town contributed the land. The Kinsmen has also received smaller donations and gifts in kind for the project.

The Kinsmen Club borrowed the remainder of the funding so the project could begin this year.

“We didn’t want to wait until next year to get the project going,” said Adam.

Donations for the park will still be gratefully accepted, he added. For more information about the park or to make a donation call Adam at 403-704-9278.

Funding for the original skateboard park, which was removed as it has become a safety hazard, was provided by the Lions Club and community lottery funds.