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Skate park collective discusses plans with town and county council

Following the announcement by Antigonish Town and County Councils and the Antigonish Skate Park Collective of a land lease agreement with StFX University for a skate park in town, the collective met with the town and county’s joint council on Wednesday to discuss the progress and future of the facility.

County warden Owen McCarron said the overall message was one of a need for everyone to work together and be behind the park.

 

 

 

McCarron said the plan is to work closely with the collective as they move forward. The county has not made any commitments in terms of dollar amounts but McCarron said county council is committed to helping fund the facility.

The space for the park is located near the former Antigonish County Municipal building. The estimated budget for the project is around $700,000.

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Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron says hope for a skatepark remains alive

Although hopes for a skatepark in the Heatherton area have hit the brakes, the Warden for Antigonish County says hope is not lost. After Tuesday evening’s County Council meeting, Warden Owen McCarron answered questions regarding a recent decision saying that no skatepark would be built next to the Heatherton Community Centre.
McCarron says that the skateboard association did a great job presenting their case and have the potential to make something happen in the town:
McCarron says that he has had conversations with town officials about partnering to create a skatepark in the area. McCarron adds that finding the appropriate property is the key to having a fun and safe skatepark.