A design concept for a skate park proposed in Penhold. Photo via Facebook

Fundraising underway for a skate park in Penhold

Efforts to build a skate park in Penhold are stepping up.

The Penhold & District Optimist Skatepark Club has raised about $100,000 of its $650,000 to a build a skate park across from the Penhold Crossing Secondary School.

Brenda Mahoney, skate park committee chair person, said she is hoping a fundraising carnival event at Penhold Memorial Hall on April 7 will bring in sponsors and donors.

“I am really hoping we would have major donors step up to the plate,” she said.

Mahoney said the town has committed a piece of land where the skate park will be build. So far the club hasn’t asked for funding from the town.

A skate park is very much needed for teenagers in the Town of Penhold, said Mahoney.

She said there are lots of activities for younger children but not as much for older children.

“There’s not much in Penhold (for teenagers) to keep them here,” she said. “So we want to make sure they have something to do too and it keeps them busy. They seem to be the left out demographic right now.”

Mahoney said the club is hoping construction for the skate park could begin in spring of 2019.

Mahoney said the club also has plans to apply for grants in the future to bring in funding.

Tickets for the fundraiser are now on sale. Contact Brenda Mahoney at 403-872-8628 for more information.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Red Deer man pleads guilty in stabbing death

Shane Dion McPhee pleaded guilty to manslaughter for February 2016 slaying

Hundreds oppose massive RV development at Buffalo Lake

About 400 angry residents turned up at a public hearing in Stettler… Continue reading

Watch: Pandas on the move

Artist Patrick LaMontagne shows his work in this time lapse video

Watch: Pandas on the move

Artist Patrick LaMontagne shows his work in this time lapse video

Rebels Fan Fest set for Wednesday

Time to cheer on the Rebels; Tickets on sale for WHL playoffs

Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona; Company stops tests

TEMPE, Ariz. — Uber says it has suspended all of its self-driving… Continue reading

Tories want debate on 12-month mission to support UN mission in Mali

OTTAWA — Canada’s official Opposition wants a full parliamentary debate on the… Continue reading

Brand of lean ground beef recalled due to possible presence of E. coli

OTTAWA — A brand of lean ground beef is being recalled because… Continue reading

Police chief: 4th bombing shows ‘different level of skill’

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ capital city was rocked by the fourth bombing… Continue reading

Lacombe Skating Club presents Broadway on Ice

The Lacombe Figure Skating Club hosted its year-end carnival with a Broadway… Continue reading

WATCH: SPARC sparks conversations and connections in Red Deer

Families spend time together at G.H. Dawe on Sunday

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month