Rossland skate park design in the works

Do you want the flowing skatepark or a street-style? Are rails or quarter pipes more important? Should Rossland’s skatepark be integrated in the surroundings or should it stand out?

The Rossland Skatepark Association asked for any input last Thursday at the skatepark design meeting.

Robin Strachan, one of the board’s members, said they will now sort through all of the suggestions and get a better feeling as to what the community wants. He said they will try to take into account what other cities, like Trail and Nelson, will be doing with their skateparks as well.

“The next step is to put together our design description which will be formed through our knowledge and the information we get from the surveys,” Strachan said. “We’re going to put together a request for proposal from various vendors.”

Strachan said they will leverage their choice of designer on their experience working on skateparks.

“We’ll look at consultant selection, because we have to look at who we’re going to go with for the design,” he said.

The survey that was handed out Thursday looked asked what sort of skatepark the community would like. It included the importance of features like trees, grass, benches, fences and whether a plaza area should be included.

The design for the former Emcon lot will likely take into account room for future expansion to the field to house some sort of amphitheatre that could host events and be a central event location for Rossland.


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