Skateboard plans now are being finalized

Rimbey skateboarders will have to wait until next spring to enjoy the sport, but they can look forward to skating

Rimbey skateboarders will have to wait until next spring to enjoy the sport, but they can look forward to skating in a state-of-the art park.

Kinsmen project chairman Allen Adam said the park is to be built on the south side of the Lions Park.

He said about 100 people showed up at a workshop held June 30 to talk about a new park.

“We will be ready to dig as of May 1 of next year,” he added. “It is to be a permanent structure; all cement.”

The Kinsmen Club has utilized the services of New Line Skateparks Inc. to build the new park.

The town will supply the land, but the Kinsmen will secure funding for the project through a grant.

New Line Skateparks Inc. is a full service design and construction firm specializing in the development of integrated concrete skateparks and other progressive skateable environments.

The company is comprised of landscape architects, engineering experts, planning specialists and construction professionals who are passionate active skateboarders.

New Line Skateparks are now in the process of designing preliminary drawings. Another meeting will be held once the process is complete so company representatives can garner public input as to which design best meets the needs of the community.

Funding for The Rimbey Skateboard Park, which was removed as it had become a safety hazard was originally provided by the Rimbey Lions Club and community lottery funds a number of years ago.