To allow necessary repairs to be completed, the skateboard park at the Creston and District Community Complex has been closed effective immediately.
The closure, announced today by the Regional District of Central Kootenay, will likely last until spring 2016.
“The RDCK’s responsibility is to provide services to our residents, but more importantly, we need to ensure that the facilities for which we’re responsible are safe,” said Larry Binks, Area C director and chair of the Creston Valley Services Committee.
An overall skate park assessment performed by Spectrum Skateparks identified immediate concerns that were deemed to pose some risk to users. Some issues, such as concrete deterioration on the 15-year old structure, can be addressed with short-term repairs.
“A decision on the overall future of the existing skate park is likely to be made in the upcoming months,” said the RDCK announcement.