Blackburn community hosting meeting on all-ages bike park

 

The Blackburn Community Association is getting serious about getting an all-ages bike park in the community.

And, it’s getting some help to do so.

The association will be hosting a community consultation open house on Monday, December 11, seeking residents’ input on the development and design of the park.

“We are off to a great start but we need the community to get involved and be part of the design,” said  Michelle Kenny, Blackburn Community Association board member. “By contributing they become part of something bigger; improving the park and becoming a community builder.”

Since presenting to city council in September and receiving unanimous support to develop a portion of the Blackburn Park into an all-ages bike park, the association has been meeting with the city, potential sponsors and many bike park designers. The community consultation is the next step to move this project forward.

RE/MAX Centre City Realty in Prince George has stepped up to the plate and has offered to pay the $5,000 cost of bringing Canadian Ramp Company to Prince George to lead the community consultation.

“Support such as this is invaluable,” said Kenny.

Canadian Ramp Company will provide professional design services geared to create a completely custom design that is unique to the community.

Come out to hear how to become a community builder and participate in the design of the park. The association is inviting community members and those from surrounding areas that may utilize the park, potential sponsors and anyone wanting to learn more about this project to the open house. It will be held Monday, December 11, at 6 p.m. at the Blackburn Hall.