Fundy Bay Skatepark Design Meeting and follow up.
Ward 39 Skatepark design workshop is happening next week. Ward 39 Councillor Jim Karygiannis has secured funding and a location for a permanent concrete skatepark at Fundy Bay Park in Scarborough. Newline skateparks has been hired to design the park.
Tuesday October 24th. 6:30 - 8:30pm
Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute Library
200 Fundy Bay Blvd. Scarborough
The budget is for a park about this size. This is probably a park in Alberta.
The meeting was well attended but a small group began voicing opposition to the skatepark. They quickly found they were outnumbered by people that supported the park.
They were opposed to tax dollars being spent on a skatepark. They were informed the skatepark cash was not coming out of the tax base but a developer fund. They said this was the first they had heard about a skatespot in Fundy Bay Park. Again, they were told this plan has been in the works for a year and a half. They made other claims about noise and the park being too busy.
The staff moved to the playground project and the 2 NIMBYs slinked out, presumibly to ambush Councillor Jim Karygiannis(who was running late), in the hall.
We transitioned to the skatepark design workshop with Bill from New Line Skateparks. The councillor arrived and asked if he could interject. He thanked us for attending and talked about the project. It was started by students at the high school with a petition for a skatepark and the project is supported by the three schools in the area. He then said the project is moving forward despite how 'some' may feel about it and the time to say 'we don't want it' was over a year ago.
I can't wait to see what newline comes up with.