Completion of the Nelson skatepark

Nelson skatepark opening delayed until spring

The already much-delayed Nelson outdoor skatepark project is facing one final delay. But this time it’s Mother Nature's fault.

The already much-delayed Nelson outdoor skatepark is facing one final delay. But this time it can’t be blamed on any political dithering: it’s purely Mother Nature’s fault.

While the facility in Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont was expected to hold its ribbon cutting on October 12, due to recent heavy rain, the ground is too saturated with water for crews to complete the project by then.

“Pilling a few hundred people in there would give us a great Woodstock kind of vibe though,” skatepark society spokesman Chad Hansen joked.

Opening day has been postponed until spring, though an exact date hasn’t been set.