Rimbey’s new skateboard park recently opened after the intended project, spearheaded by the Rimbey Kinsmen Club, was announced last year.
Following that community surveys were released to make sure it was something the people wanted, says project chair AllenAdam. “We knew there was a need in the community for it.”
Adam says since its opening the skate park has received great support and reviews from the community. “The community response has been awesome.”
“It’s been busy every day,” he added.
The only part of the project that remains unfinished is laying the sod, and Adam says that will be taken care of within the next year.
After four months of actual construction from start to finish the new skate park boasts a full bowl and an entire cement structure, which Adam says in an upgrade from the wooden structures of the previous park.
Rimbey’s youth are not the only fans of the new park. “It’s attracting kids from Sylvan Lake and everywhere,” said Adam.
Parts of the project were paid for through fundraising and a loan was taken out to cover the rest; the entirety of the project cost just under $500,000. “We owe half yet, we’re looking for more donations,” said Adam.
On Dec. 12 the Kinsmen are hosting a Christmas party for Rimbey and the organization’s Christmas raffle is ongoing. Adam says there may be another fundraiser planned for February.