Stratford District Council asking for ideas on skate park renovation

The Stratford skate park is getting a makeover.  (file photo)

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The Stratford skate park is getting a makeover. (file photo)

Six years after its last facelift, the Stratford skate park is ready for another.

The Stratford District Youth Council [SDYC] and the District Council are concerned about wear and damage to the bowl.

Community development manager Chade Julie said the rim at the top of the bowl was chipping and the surrounding concrete was uneven.

It would not be a simple solution because the existing bowl could not be redone. It would be refilled and a new bowl constructed, if skate park users wished.

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“We don’t want to put a plaster on it and have to deal with the same issues again in a few years. We would like to create something that users will appreciate and use for years.

Both councils ask the public what they would like to see happen with the space and take ideas.

“We’re not experts in kickflips and other tricks, so we need to know what will work best for those who are,” Julie said.

The cost of the project will be determined once the feedback process is complete next month.

Public ideas for future development will end on October 17.

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