At the June 23 council meeting, Red Deer County council approved funding to cover the remaining $179,550 needed to complete the Springbrook Community Skate Park project.
The skate park will have a footprint of approximately 7500 square feet, and comes with a total price tag of $652,050. The minimum lifespan of a skate park is 25 years, with most lasting more than 35 years, making this a long term commitment to the community.
“The hamlets of Springbrook, Gasoline Alley and the surrounding areas have a young and growing population base,” said Red Deer County Community Services Manager Jo-Ann Symington.
“This funding supports the needs of the area, and will create another long-term recreation option for local youth.”
Springbrook is a young, family oriented community located 8 km south of Red Deer. The project will serve the over 400 local youth and families as well as surrounding rural communities. The commitment from county council will allow for the construction of the skate park and accompanying amenities this year.