The Regional District of Central Community (RDCK) is pleased to announce that the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex and the Creston and District Recreation Complex will be opening its skate parks on Wednesday May 27. This is a coordinated effort with representatives from across the West Kootenay region who met to review the guidelines and recommendations for skate parks that were released by Canada Skateboard on May 16 (Click here to view Canada Skateboard guidelines). The Nelson Skateboard Park, which is under the purview of the City of Nelson, intends on opening sometime soon after May 27.
“We are excited to be able to open our skate parks in Castlegar and Creston, but stress the importance of staying local,” said Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services. “This is an important first step towards a new normal, but a cautious one. It is the RDCK’s top priority to ensure public safety; therefore, we ask all skate park users to abide by the rules and regulations so we can keep the parks open and everyone safe.”
Working from the Canada Skateboard Skateboarding and COVID -19 Public Health measures document the RDCK has established important guidelines to assist in our opening. Regulations will be put in place to ensure that COVID-19 restrictions are abided by at all times
· Skate or bike to your local park
· Avoid traveling to other jurisdictions where parks are open to avoid overcrowding
· If vehicle travel is essential, avoid carpooling with individuals outside your bubble
· Keep your distance while skateboarding
· Skate at low traffic times, if the park is busy, try another time
· Avoid hanging out at the skate park if you are not skating
· If you are sick, stay home
· Do not share equipment
· Ease back into skating. Do not go all out on your first trip back to the skate park
· Avoid touching obstacles with your hands
· Bring sanitizer to clean your hands after your session.
Please respect the skate park and your fellow skateboarders. Let’s keep the skate park open!
Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.