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.

 

Just Posted

Long-awaited Crofton road improvements finally happening

Paved shoulders on both sides will be a welcome addition

New ratepayers association forming in Area H

Organization will advocate for North Oyster, Yellowpoint and Diamond District residents

Mrs. Warren’s Profession a delightful comedic romp

Chemainus Theatre Festival did not disappoint with their production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Campground on the chopping block as ALC deadline looms

Owners fighting to continue facility’s operation, with a huge outpouring of support

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates try to chart a path to victory

Conservatives, NDP, Liberals set sights on votes needed to unseat Green incumbent

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Bear killed in Kimberley after chasing girl, wreaking havoc on town

This particular brown-coloured bear has been the subject of many calls this summer; very food habituated, CO says

Vancouver Island man bikes through B.C. Interior for mental health, addiction awareness

Vancouver Island Resident Mat Fee is approaching the final phase of his cross-Canada bike journey to raise awareness about addiction recovery.

Most Read