Springbrook skateboard, spray parks get county cash

Red Deer County has agreed to provide $55,000 for skateboard and spray parks in Springbrook.

Red Deer County has agreed to provide $55,000 for skateboard and spray parks in Springbrook.

A further $150,000 will be given to the Springbrook Community Skatepark Committee after they have confirmed local community support for the project following public consultation. It is also contingent on a long-term lease on about 1.2 acres of land being signed with the Springbrook Community Association.

Of the initial grant, $50,000 will go towards project design for the skateboard park, which will be built east of the community’s ball diamonds.

It is to be designed with an aviation theme to reflect Springbrook’s history as an air force base and to tie into a proposed museum.

The remaining $5,000 is earmarked for a concept plan for the spray park and a playground.

Skatepark Committee members have already started to fundraise for a three-phase plan to build new recreation amenities in the fast-growing community.