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Nelson outdoor skatepark needs one final push for colour

The Nelson Rotary Daybreak Club has thrown out a challenge to the community to help colour the outdoor skatepark.

The Nelson Rotary Daybreak Club has thrown out a challenge to the community to help colour the outdoor skatepark.

With construction well under way on the new skatepark in Rosemont, the club is leading the charge for a final fundraising push.

“Does Nelson want to give the skateboard kids just a grey concrete structure or does Nelson want to create a world class skatepark with a character befitting this artistic community,” says Daybreak Rotarian Jim Reimer. “We want our skatepark to stand out as a distinctive and colourful venue that will attract boarders from around the world.”

In order to include colour in the park, the effort needs an extra $20,000. As well as making the park look better and more dynamic, colour adds perspective for riders and increases safety.

If you’d like to contribute, there are a couple of options: visit the website for the park at nelsonskatepark.com (where you can also contact us for more information) or contact the Rotary Daybreak Club at 250-354-8834 for Jim Reimer or Sheila Hart at 250-825-9241.

July 31 is the deadline to make the decision on coloring the concrete, so your pledges towards this project will help them to make the right decision. With the park slated to open on October 1, this concentrated, last fundraising effort is already picking up steam with significant contributions coming in from various community members and organizations.

The skatepark initiative began 11 years ago with numerous locations being considered before its home at Art Gibbon Park in Rosemont. At approximately 15,000 sq. ft,  the park will offer a new recreational facility for all ages. Judging from early reports, it’ll also be one of the premier parks in the West Kootenay.

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