By Anne Robinson, MCPRA
City staff advised Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) on November 15 that it was too risky, with the cooler weather, to proceed with the concrete pour for the skateboard area as the quality of the surface could be negatively impacted by the lower than ideal temperatures.
While disappointed, MCPRA wants to ensure the community has a quality facility that can be enjoyed for many years. Most times it’s best to cooperate with Mother Nature.
MCPRA is grateful for the efforts of the Ottawa firm Prestige Design and Construction who worked diligently over the last few months to get the work substantially completed. You can view the weekly progress posted on the MCPRA website: https://www.mcpra.org/skateboard-park.
The pump track is substantially finished with the asphalt track complete and the softscape/grass area ready to sprout in the spring.
Over the winter a few final details will be coordinated including the railing, bench, donor signage and ‘David Arntfield Recreation Area’ commemorative plaque.
The Official Opening will be held in Spring 2024.
In the interim, the Outdoor Rink has been set up on the basketball courts. With the skateboard construction, the puddle rink will be re-located to the infield of Diamond #1 on Centennial Park.
Helping hands are always needed, so if you can shovel, run a snowblower, or hold a hose to flood the ice, contact: manotick.ODR@gmail.com
Featured Image: The Centennial Skateboard Park will be finished in the spring of 2024.