A pickleball upgrade is coming for Kinsmen Park as one of three Chilliwack projects moving forward. (File)

A new skateboard park coming to Rosedale for Chilliwack riders of all abilities

The skate park is one of three projects discussed at the Sept. 1 Chilliwack council meeting

Three outdoor recreation projects are moving forward in Chilliwack at various stages.

Council awarded Newline Skateparks Inc. with the design-build contract for the Rosedale Skateboard Park in the amount of $178,000.

“I know the kids in Rosedale will be looking forward to this,” said Coun. Harv Westeringh, at the Sept. 1 council meeting.

He praised the idea that the skate park design will be focused on riders of all ages, abilities and wheel types.

Public-design forums and consultation are scheduled for the early fall with construction starting in the early spring of 2021. The grand opening of the Rosedale Skatepark is tentatively set for July 2021.

Coun. Chris Kloot echoed Coun. Westeringh’s enthusiasm, calling the skatepark “long-awaited” by the Rosedale community.

“Some of those people waiting are now adults so maybe their kids will get to enjoy it,” Coun. Kloot quipped.

Another recommendation approved by council at the last council meeting was to direct staff to “investigate the feasibility of establishing an advanced level 18-hole disc golf course” in Chilliwack.

If it’s deemed feasible the project will be listed for consideration during the city’s 2021 budget deliberation process.

For the third project council approved a Grassroots Grant application for the ‘Kinsmen Park on Portage Pickleball Court Upgrade’ in the amount of $4,000.

Of the $13,000 cost of the upgrade, $4,000 will come from the grant, $5,000 from the Chilliwack Pickleball Club and the balance from City of Chilliwack.

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