Lethbridge: As City officials start working on a plan for a new skateboard park in Lethbridge, you are invited to give your input on the project.
A meeting will take place Tuesday, March 1st, at City Hall from 7:00 to 9:00-pm.
President of the Lethbridge Skateboard Association, Peter Barry, is anxious to see a good turn out for the meeting and told Country 95 News, "I want to see the general public out -- kids of all ages, parents, grandparents, anybody who may or may not be using the park". He noted, "We want to get as much general feedback from the public as possible, as far as the planning of the new skateboard park".
Barry went on to comment, "There's been a lot of movement that's been going on within the last five to ten years, with modern skate parks and the look of the skate park -- the way they're constructed and so on,." He says, "There's a huge stereotype around the city's existing park that we're trying to get rid of.
Barry urges, "Even if you're unfamiliar with what new skate parks look like, come out to the information session -- I think your idea will be quickly changed on how pleasant they look".
The Lethbridge Skateboard Association has been working with the city for almost two years. Barry says the big focus of Tuesday night's meeting, will be discussing different locations. They don't have anything finalized yet but they have gone out and picked their favorite locations. They do want the feedback from the city and local residents, to make sure they are taking everyone's needs into consideration.