Public comment invited on skateboard park

The public is welcome to view the latest designs of Lacombe Skatepark and offer their input.

The public is welcome to view the latest designs of Lacombe Skatepark and offer their input.

Trevor Morgan of Newline Skateparks returned on Tuesday to Lacombe with two detailed conceptual design options. The proposals were created after receiving input from supporters and community stakeholders during a recent design workshop.

The town has donated an acre of land in Michener Park and set aside $125,000 to help develop a space for skateboarders and BMX bike riders to fine-tune their tricks. An invigorated skateboard committee has now taken up the challenge to find an additional $375,000 to build the facility in time for a fall 2011 opening.

The public can view the designs online at www.newlineskateparks.com and click on Forum in the menu bar. Participants will then register and use the password, lcpark1, to view the designs, which will be available in this forum until July 21.

The designs will also be online at www.lacombeskateboarding.ca and the Lacombe Skatepark Committee Facebook page.

Hard copies will also be on display at the FCSS office, upstairs in the Lacombe Memorial Centre. People can provide comments there as well.

Once the input is gathered, a final design concept will be created and unveiled in a 3D presentation by Newline Skateparks in September.

For those interested in learning more about the Lacombe Skatepark Committee or to volunteer, go to www.lacombeskateboarding.ca.