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NECH Skate Spot Project Commencement

Post Date:05/12/2020 2:30 PM

Medicine Hat – A contractor working on behalf of the City of Medicine Hat Parks and Recreation Department has commenced work to install an informal “skate spot” area within the 300 block of 8 Street NE.

This skate spot is a community partnership pilot project, derived through a collaboration with the Medicine Hat Skate Association and several third party donors. This pilot project is the second of its kind following the first successful location which was completed in Saamis Rotary Park in 2018.

To view a rendering of the design, click here.
Construction is expected to be complete in July 2020 and will be open to the public once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for these facilities.

“Skate spots” are small, informal skateboarding areas integrated throughout the community in low conflict zones. These spots allow skateboard enthusiast to incorporate the principles of street skateboarding in designated areas, making the activity safer for skaters and pedestrians. Skate spots are significantly smaller in size and should not be compared with the magnitude of the Skate Park located in Kin Coulee.

A small section of trail will be closed and rerouted during construction to safely complete the project. The public is advised to obey all signage in the area and to remain a safe distance from any construction activities. The trail will reopen to pedestrian traffic once the project is completed.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, necessary City construction and infrastructure renewal and repair work will continue throughout the City. Residents are reminded to allow crews space to work safely, and to adhere to physical distancing standards by staying at least two metres away from City workers.

The City of Medicine Hat would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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For further information, please contact:

Jamie McLeod
Manager of Business and Asset Planning
City of Medicine Hat

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