Fort St. John rolls forward with new skate park

first_imgThe park will be located in a 25,000 square foot area at the corner of 93 Avenue and 93 Street.Fort St. John already has a skate park in Centennial Park, built in 2001. However, those who use it say there is not enough space for everyone interested, and that its design doesn’t allow for bikers and skateboarders to use the area at the same time.- Advertisement – They also complain that there is much damage and vandalism done to the equipment because there is a lack of visibility of the property. Currently, $25,000 a year is allocated to the existing skate park, but the city says most of that is spent repairing vandalism. The District Sport Council will develop a rendering of the new park as well as its costs by the end of the year.Advertisement They will have until September 30, 2015 to meet their fundraising goal, otherwise they will lose the spot. Since the Sport Council does not have charity status, all funds raised will be held in a reserve fund by the city. Sponsors will be given tax receipts for their donations. In the end, the skate park will belong to the city and will be open for use by all residents and visitors.Advertisementlast_img read more

Whiskey Jack ski club need help planting trees at the Beatton Park

first_imgBring your shovel if you have one.To view the FB Event Page, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club is hosting a tree planting event at the Beatton Park sponsored by Canfor.The event came to be after the ski club cleared the stadium area last fall, mitigating the loss of trees, the club is planting seedlings in some identified areas in Beatton Park.Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 9 am join the ski club at the park with gloves, wearing long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt (mosquitoes). Meet at the trailhead of the upper parking lot.- Advertisement -Whether you are an experienced tree planter or this is your first time, there will be experienced volunteers to help show you how to plant the 1000 spruce seedlings donated by Canfor.You are required to RSVP to the event and there will be water and snacks provided.Canfor will also be supplying volunteers along with BC Parks, yet the more hands will make lighter work of this fulfilling effort.Advertisementlast_img read more