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West Kelowna to celebrate new skateboard park

Celebrating new skatepark

West Kelowna is celebrating the opening of its new skateboard park this weekend.

The official opening is Saturday between 1:30 and 4 p.m. — skateboarders and skateboard enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the celebration.

The park opened unofficially in the fall of 2021 and the site of the old skateboard park is making way for the construction of West Kelowna’s new city hall and library.

“This popular amenity will provide opportunities for all ages and abilities to enjoy and be a welcoming place to gather," said West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom.

The celebration is free and the skateboarding community is invited to enjoy a live DJ, food trucks will be on site along with skateboarding demos and competitions.

A ribbon-cutting was held last fall but an official opening was postponed until after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

The new park is near the old location, next to the Johnson Bentley Pool.

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