Springbrook skatepark needs land

Springbrook is aiming to lease some Red Deer County land for its future skatepark. Red Deer County council gave first reading on Tuesday to a bylaw to lease 1.25 acres to the Springbrook Community Association for its proposed skatepark. A public hearing has been set for May 6, followed by second and third readings.

Springbrook is aiming to lease some Red Deer County land for its future skatepark.

Red Deer County council gave first reading on Tuesday to a bylaw to lease 1.25 acres to the Springbrook Community Association for its proposed skatepark. A public hearing has been set for May 6, followed by second and third readings.

Council already approved $55,000 to undertake detailed design work for the skatepark, and create a concept plan for a future spray park and playground.

Another $150,000 has been approved for future construction.

The plan is to design the skatepark around an aviation theme, as a nod to the community’s history as a former air base and to tie into a proposed museum. Local fundraising is ongoing for the skatepark.

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