After 3 years of fundraising, the Kentville Skatepark Association has raised just over $66,000 to put towards a concrete skatepark in the town of Kentville. This money comes from the financial support of individuals, fundraising activities, corporate donations, and community group support. The Town of Kentville has agreed to financially support the park and has also allocated land for the building site; however, this infrastructure project requires partnership with other levels of government to reach its fundraising target, including Provincial, Municipal and Federal branches. Past applications to the County of Kings for financial support for our initiative have been unsuccessful; the province recently cut its Recreation Facilities Development Grant and we currently have an application in process through ACOA for a grant from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. In light of these financial uncertainties, the KSA has recently voted to postpone construction of the skatepark until 2017, so that we can attempt to secure funding through these various levels of government over the next year. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to breaking ground in 2017! Please forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A parent perspective…
"As a parent of three kids and a resident of the Town of Kentville, I fully support the development of a quality skate park in our town.
My two boys, aged 11 and 13 have developed a passion for scooters, as have many of their friends. This summer, I made numerous trips to parks in Halifax, Chester, Windsor, Wolfville and Greenwood, sometimes making the drive into an entire day trip and always taking other children in addition to my own."