Guelph, Ont., June 7, 2016 – The media is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 9 to mark the opening of Guelph’s first-ever community skatepark.
The skateboard facility—located in Silvercreek Park—features a variety of elements to challenge novice through expert riders.
The Silvercreek Skatepark combines the best of transition/bowl features (think swimming pool made for skateboarding) with banks, rails, stairs and ledges that riders crave in the streets. The skatepark’s location within a park setting allows for great sightlines, includes shaded areas and is in a central location on a major transportation/bus route that allows for equitable access across the community.
The skatepark was built by Gateman Milloy Inc., who was awarded the $905,510 (excluding taxes) project last fall.
Silvercreek Skatepark opening
Mayor Cam Guthrie
Heather Flaherty, Acting General Manager, Parks and Recreation, City of Guelph
Sohile (Sal) Ghaosi, Randy Lonsdale and Mike Dawson, Gateman Milloy
UCC Group Team
Ryan Crago, van der Zalm + Associates Inc.
Bill Gurney, New Line Skateparks Inc.
Heather Drost, MMM Group
Silvercreek Skatepark, 142 Edinburgh Road South
Thursday, June 9
For more information
Supervisor, Programming and Community Development
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2703
Rory Barr Templeton
519-822-1260 extension 2436