RSA Skatepark Design Presentation


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This presentation is intended to educate and inform the local community on the Skatepark design process, and the different styles of skateparks and skatepark elements.

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RSA Skatepark Design Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Agenda– Update on progress to date and Next Steps for RSA– Design Process Outline– Input from the City– Skatepark 101– Survey Time
  3. 3. Update on progress to date and next steps for the RSA• Secured ~1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft) on the South East corner of the former Emcon Site• 2 year window to pursue funding• Location will need to be rezoned from Light Industrial to a Park• Currently in the Design phase which will lead to a construction estimate for budgeting and tendering purposes• Tentative time line may see some activity at the site in the fall of 2012 with construction commencing in the spring of 2013
  4. 4. Design Process Outline• Public input session to produce the “Design Description”• Design Consultant Selection• RSA Board to work with selected Design Consultant to refine basic skatepark layout and produce sketches and 3D renderings• Site Technical review: Site Survey, Geotechnical Analysis and ???• RSA to present design for public and city input.• Design Consultants to finalize design and provide Issued for Construction Drawings, 3D models, Bill Of Materials and Construction Cost Estimates.• After this – Develop our Tendering Strategy and Fundraise, Fundraise, Fundraise, build it and ride it!!!
  5. 5. Input from the city• Complimentary fit to the rest of the park• Provide a corridor to the rest of the park• Contain community features
  6. 6. Skatepark 101
  7. 7. What is a Skatepark• NOT JUST FOR SKATEBOARDS AND SKATEBOARDERS!!!• A legitimate place for people to recreate & socialize• A designated spot for people of all ages and backgrounds to practice their sport(???)• A collection of great ‘‘skate spots’’ – Skaters will search long and hard for the perfect skate spot• A destination• A permanent fixture in the community• Something to be proud of• Anything else???
  8. 8. Understanding the user groups• Skateboarding: • Biking: – Street skating – BMX (flat ground, freestyle, – Park skating trails, street, racing) – Bowl/Pool/skating – Freestyle Mountain biking – Freestyle – Casual riders (kids on – Downhill bikes)• Scootering • Like all sports there varying ability levels: – Novice• Inline skating: – Intermediate – Freestyle (skateparks, street) – Advanced – Recreational – Professional
  9. 9. Park Size• Mini park/skate spot: under 6,000 sq ft (elementary school, condo complex, small park, etc)• Neighbourhood: 6,000--12,000 sq ft (neighbourhood parks, etc)• Community: 12,000--25,000 sq ft (community parks, high schools, recreation centers)• Regional: 25,000--50,000 sq ft (regional parks, arenas, etc.)• Destination: 50,000+ sq ft (large cities, destination parks)
  10. 10. This is NOT a Skatepark
  11. 11. Examples of Bowls
  12. 12. Examples of Bowls
  13. 13. Examples of Bowls
  14. 14. Examples of Flowing Transition Parks
  15. 15. Examples of Flowing Transition Parks
  16. 16. Examples of Flowing Transition Parks
  17. 17. Examples of Street Parks
  18. 18. Examples of Street Parks
  19. 19. Examples of Street Parks
  20. 20. Examples of Plaza Parks
  21. 21. Examples of Plaza Parks
  22. 22. Examples of Plaza Parks
  23. 23. Examples of Plaza Parks
  24. 24. Examples of Plaza Parks
  25. 25. Interesting Features
  26. 26. Interesting Features
  27. 27. West Kootenay Parks• Castlegar• Kaslo• Slocan• Nelson (concept)• Trail (concept)• Rossland 
  28. 28. Castlegar
  29. 29. Kaslo
  30. 30. Slocan
  31. 31. Nelson (concept)
  32. 32. Trail (concept)
  33. 33. RosslandTending toward a Bowl & Flowing Transition Park with a Plaza feel but……… We want to hear from you!
  34. 34. Skatepark Design Survey Your input is important
  35. 35. Questions? Want to get involved?• Web Site: – Presentation and Survey will be available for the next 2 weeks on our website.• Email:• Monthly meeting 1st Tuesday of every month 6 – 7:30 @ the Library• Come talk to us!!!