Blog  //  Oakville Real Estate – Skateboard Park finds home in Glen Abbey Park

03 May. Posted by Ryan Crane in Oakville Real Estate | 0 comments
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 A much relocated skateboard park is now one step closer to having a permanent home in the Oakville Real Estate area at Glen Abbey Park.

Oakville’s Community Services Committee voted Wednesday night to install the skateboard facility, originally located at West Oak Trails Park, at the Glen Abbey Park/Community Centre location.

The facility would be located in the Oakville Real Estate area just north of the Glen Abbey Park central baseball diamond and south of the Abbey Plaza. The popular skate park was in West Oak Trails Park, but was dismantled last June after area residents complained about noise and inappropriate after-hours activity at the facility.

Council planned to move the skateboard facility to Palermo Park, however, this idea was cancelled due to safety concerns and a lack of adequate pedestrian access along the north side of Dundas Street, near the Palermo Park site. The skateboard facility was temporarily relocated to the Glen Abbey Community Centre parking lot for five weeks during the summer and has since been put back in storage pending the location of a permanent home in the Oakville Real Estate area.

 “We did have a trial project with this facility at Glen Abbey Park last year for about six weeks during the summer months. It did work out quite well. It was well used and I don’t think we had any complaints with regard to this facility,” said Chris Mark, director of the Town’s Parks and Open Space Department.

“We did have a public information meeting earlier this year (Jan. 27) where we did invite members of the community to come in and discuss our plans for the proposed skateboard facility at Glen Abbey. We received a fairly positive response.”

Frank Loconte, a landscape architect for the Town, said there is a great need for this facility in the Oakville Real Estate area as Shell Park and Glenashton Park feature Oakville’s only outdoor skateboard facilities. Both are widely used. Loconte also said the Glen Abbey location features a high youth demographic, is accessible by public transit, is 240 metres away from the closest residential area and is easily accessible. It is also close to the Glen Abbey Community Centre and its washrooms, telephones and first aid supplies.

“In addition, the Halton Regional Police Services have reviewed our proposal and location for Glen Abbey and are very supportive of our proposal,’ said Loconte. “There are differences between this site and West Oak Trails. This site is more visible and is closer to the road and the community centre is nearby, so there will be more eyes on the park, a lot more people in the area and so I am very confident this will be a more successful location.”

Loconte said, video surveillance is readily available at the site since the Town already maintains a video security system at the Glen Abbey Community Centreand the addition of another video monitor in the vicinity of the proposed skateboard facility is feasible and appropriate.

The installation of the skateboard facility equipment is expected to cost $75,000, which will be funded from the Town’s capital reserve. If council approves the location the skateboard facility could be up and running giving the Oakville Real Estate market a much needed skate park as early as June 1. 

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30/05/2011 – Article posted by Oakville Real Estate agent Ryan Crane who works throughout the GTA and specializes in the Mississauga, Burlington, Milton, and Oakville Real Estate markets. You can find him at www.oakvillerealestate4sale.ca

An Oakville Real Estate Agents website with MLS tools to help you find all the Oakville MLS Listings and Oakville Homes for Sale plus it gives you access to the Sold Prices of Oakville Sold Properties and Homes for Sale.

Source - David Lea - Oakville Baver - insidehalton.com - article modified

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