Have your say on Pitt skate park

Parks and rec information meeting Feb. 22

Pitt Meadows will soon be getting a Youth Action Park

Pitt Meadows will soon be getting a Youth Action Park

Would you rather noseslide off a ledge, rail or lip?

Prefer mega-ramps or gliding around a bowl?

Then roll down to a meeting next week to have your say on a new skate and bike park for Pitt Meadows.

Dubbed “Youth Action Park”, the venue will be located in a revamped Harris Road Park, east of the parking lot and east of Heritage Hall.

It will be a similar to the Schoolyard Action Park at Thomas Haney secondary in Maple Ridge, with about 14,500 square feet of space and a budget of $450,000.

“The growing popularity of action sports is capturing the imagination of today’s aspiring young athletes,” said Tony Cotroneo, a youth services coordinator with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services.

Action sports include in-line skating, BMX biking and skateboarding.

Cotroneo points out that other Lower Mainland communities, including Maple Ridge, report that the addition of action parks have produced positive results and the parks are seen as an asset.

Construction of the park is expected to start June 6, with completion slated for fall.

Park meeting

 The Pitt Meadows skate park meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road.