Skateboard park open for business
The worst kept secret in Nelson is now officials — the skateboard and bike park in Rosemont are officially open.
Efforts to build the park included numerous location proposals, various blueprint drafts and hundreds of hours of public consultation, starting in 2002.
The 15,000 square-foot skatepark, which will be suitable for BMXers, scooter riders and in-line skaters too, was built by Langley’s New Line Skateparks.
The park is located on a 1.3-acre parcel is located in the Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont.
The incredible 26,000 square-foot mountain bike and BMX all-wheel park has improved pathways and an all-Natural Building washroom.
Many local contributors, along with the Province of BC ($400,000) Community Recreation Grant, and the Columbia Basin Trust ($50,000) made the the contruction of the park financially viable.
Local donators included Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club, Selkirk College, the Martin Hotel Group, the Nelson and District Credit Union, Shambhala Music Festival, DDC Excavating, Home Hardware, Maglios, Nelson Ready Mix, and the Nelson Lions Club.