A design rendering of Crofton’s new skate park. More drawings are available at www.goo.gl/qPtWSQ

A design rendering of Crofton’s new skate park. More drawings are available at www.goo.gl/qPtWSQ

Crofton skatepark opens January

A brand new 4,800 sq. ft. skate park at 1537 Chaplin Street, just up from the Vesuvius ferry landing.

Skate boarders in Crofton will have something to celebrate in the New Year – a brand new 4,800 sq. ft. skate park at 1537 Chaplin Street, just up from the Vesuvius ferry landing.

Radius Construction, a Vancouver Island firm, has been contracted to build the bowl on 1.2 acres of municipally owned land, says a July 20 release from the Municipality of North Cowichan.

“North Cowichan is excited to break ground on the long-awaited Crofton skate park,” said Mayor Jon Lefebure. “The park will provide a much-needed place where Crofton kids and families can get outside and stay local.”

Radius Construction has completed many successful construction projects throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, the release says, adding that they provided the lowest tender of the three proposal responders, coming in at $183,500.

The Municipality had budgeted $200,000 for park design and construction costs, which is supplemented by $10,000 in community donations.

The skatepark was designed by van der Zalm and Associates, a leader in design in B.C. They incorporated input from the skaters themselves on what kind of features they want to see at their park.