CORNER BROOK – Corner Brook’s skateboard park is getting two new pieces of equipment that were recommended by the people who use the park the most.
A grind box and a ‘picnic table’ recently arrived, and will be installed as soon as the weather permits in the spring, the city said in a news release.
Both items were part of a list identified by representatives from the Community Youth Network and local skateboarders for improvements to the park during a consultation with city staff.
In the release, Mayor Charles Pender said it was important for young people to have input into the decision on what would be added to the park.
“We hope the users of the park will be pleased with the improvements we’re making because they are based on recommendations from their peers,” he says. ”Together, with some recent aesthetic upgrades to the area like flower pots and signage, the skateboard park is becoming a more welcoming place.”
The two structures cost about $15,000 and were supplied by the Canadian Ramp Company, which also supplied the other structures in the park.