Skate Park Opening Set For This Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – The official opening of Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Skate Park will take place this Saturday.
The ribbon cutting is set for 1:00 p.m. at the park just off Austin Road (6877 Glenview Drive) and will include music, refreshments and a skateboarding demonstration by New Line Skateparks.
An impressive gofundme campaign spearheaded by the Hart Community Association will also help city crews to install sod at the site in time for the official opening.
“As we got closer to the opening there was a negative photo circulating on Facebook and we just decided as a group we wanted to assist the city and upgrade what they were doing and raise money for sod,” said chair Kristi Francis.
“We raised over $6,000. Our goal was $5,000. It’s pretty amazing what the businesses and individuals in this community did.”
In an effort to complete their work on time the city is encouraging residents to stay away from the park until crews finish their work.
“The City of Prince George understands that many residents are rightly excited about the park and eager to visit,” said project manager Michael Le Morvan.“However, workers are still actively engaged here and the skate park will not be open or safe for recreational use until the ribbon-cutting this Saturday.”