Town officials asking the public to stay off new skate park until project is complete
TRURO - It appears some people can't wait for the new skate park to open in downtown Truro.
Some people have been overanxious in trying out the under-constructed skate park late at night and during the wee hours of the morning. Town of Truro officials want the public to know they must wait about another month before using the recreation facility.
"If we want to get the park up and ready as soon as possible we need to give it time," said community recreation co-ordinator Ashley Smith. "It's important to let the
contractors do their work and get the
Construction on the $297,500 skate park, located between Brunswick Street and the Truro Centre near the CN pensioners club, started in early May and is expected to be ready by late July or early August.
Smith said the youth are excited about the project and the local Skate Park Action Team is busy fundraising the remaining $14,000 of its share of the costs.
Const. Jon Keddy, of the Truro Police Service, said people entering the construction site are trespassing. He said there are safety and liability concerns and those on the site could lose access to the facility for six months.
While there was no damage, he said, there were tire marks on the site from where people were riding.
The town initially proposed building the park off of Marshland Drive but when cost estimates came back at more than $150,000 over budget, council decided to move the facility to cut costs on site preparation and drainage.