Pasadena looking at building new skate park

Paul Hutchings
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PASADENA — Council is looking at installing a new skateboard facility behind the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department building later this year.

The town had a skate park in that general location but it was removed when officials thought that the area would have been used for the new multi-purpose building which has been behind schedule and will begin this spring.

“It was also unsafe, it had some old wood structures,” said Mayor Otto Goulding, who spoke about the project at Monday’s public town council meeting.

“It did not meet with safety regulations, but we are looking at getting a more modern (park).”

Goulding said skateboard parks can be expensive, so the town is looking at being as cost effective as possible. There are funds earmarked from the Come Home 2012 event, which he said could cover most of the project.

Pasadena is not the first to see skateboarding as a potential fitness activity for youth. Deer Lake recently installed a modern skate facility near the public sports fields off Bennett Avenue, complete with a special surface, jumps and ramps, at a cost of about $15,000.

Organizations: Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department

Geographic location: Pasadena, Deer Lake, Bennett Avenue

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Recent comments

  • Tomas
    January 24, 2014 - 14:04

    Can't wait! I'll be driving out from Corner Brook regularly.

  • Pirate
    January 22, 2014 - 09:12

    I think Pasadena needs to restore the outdoor hockey rink and fix up the tennis and basketball courts as well..... that new Rec Center will never be built.

    • PArat
      January 22, 2014 - 13:56

      Couldn't agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • PArat
      January 22, 2014 - 13:57

      Couldn't agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ed
    January 22, 2014 - 08:13

    A perfect place! It'll get rid of the drug dealers that occupy the space now!