“Having high-quality equipment that will stand up to harsh weather and heavy use will benefit users by providing a reliable, safe place to ride a skateboard, bicycle or scooter in Wolfville,” said Nick Zamora, community development officer for the Town of Wolfville, in a recent e-mail to Kings County News.
“Users have already been enjoying the new equipment, with over 20 testing it out on the first day.”
Wolfville’s town council had budgeted $45,000 for the new skate park equipment, Zamora said.
“There was an existing skate park at the same location, but the wooden equipment was dilapidated and pieces had to be removed over time. The new equipment is all made of steel and should last for years to come,” he added.
“This equipment is also mobile, meaning it can be moved to another location if a decision is made to relocate the park.”
The Canadian Ramp Company was hired to install the components selected for the park, working in conjunction with the Town of Wolfville’s community development and parks departments.
The facility, located off Main Street across from Willow Park, includes two quarter-pipe ramps, stairs, rails and a grind box.
The skate park opened for use Aug. 16.