The Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heatheron Community Centre says it’s decision not to allow a skateboard park on the property was based on public
feedback. Malcolm MacKinnon says the board wanted to ensure it received the opinion of the residents before making a final decision. MacKinnon says it reached out to the residents of area several times to get the input it needed.
MacKinnon says with both rounds of feedback, the majority of those who responded were not in favour of construction of a skateboard park. MacKinnon says residents who said no felt a skateboard park was not good fit with the community centre.
Antigonish County Council is impressed with the efforts of the Heatherton Area Recreation Skateboard Association to bring a skatepark to the county. At last night’s
council meeting, many councillors spoke towards the idea of the park, and look forward to hearing more from the recreation group.
County Warden Owen McCarron says that the group brings several strong ideas to the table, and have a good sense of what they want, and where they want the park to be built. McCarron says that altogether, the Recreation Association has a good start at bringing a park to the area:
The group is hoping construction could begin in 2019. The project still requires the approval of the Heatherton Community Centre to proceed.