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Skatepark Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony

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The Village of Cumberland invites the community to join Council at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday July 19 at 5:00pm to celebrate the completion of the highly anticipated Village Park Skatepark.

The park has been under construction since March 2017 and officially opened to skaters in early July. The professionally designed and constructed skatepark includes over 5,500 square feet of hand sculpted, butter-smooth concrete, expertly shaped into street, bowl, flow, and mini-ramp features.

“The Cumberland skatepark has been years in the making, and I’m so excited to see construction completed and it enjoyed by our local youth”, said Mayor Leslie Baird. “This skatepark makes Cumberland an even better place to live and visit.”

The skatepark is part of a significant capital improvement project to the southern area of Village Park, which also includes the construction of bicycle dirt jumps and a pump track. The overall value of the project is $460,000 and the jump park is slated for completion in July.

The majority of project funding was contributed by the Village, with additional funding from the Cumberland Community School Society and the United Riders of Cumberland via fundraising events, grants, and in kind donations.

The Village wishes to thank the Cumberland Community Schools Society Skatepark Committee for their enthusiasm and support throughout the project. Additionally, we would like to thank the many businesses and organizations that have made generous financial contributions to the project, including the Vancouver Foundation, Comox Valley Community Foundation, Hyland Ready Mix, SuavAir, Outlook Engineering and Landscape Architecture, Moa Media, Facet Custom Builders and Spectrum Skateparks.

Media Contacts:

Mayor Leslie Baird at 250-897-5020

Kevin McPhedran, Parks and Outdoor Recreation Coordinator at 250-336-3012

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