Birch Hills Skate Park
In 2010 a group of youth and parents partnered with Birch Hills Community Church to look at the possibility of building a Multi-functional Skatepark. Many hands and a whole load of support has turned two years of dreaming into reality!
Located on BHC Church property on the south west corner of Birch Hills, this concrete Skatepark was designed by our youth to provide a safe, permanent, multi-functional recreation area for our community, tailored to be user friendly for all age and skill levels. Loaner Skateboards for beginners wishing to try the sport are available to borrow free of charge from the Youth Center as well as Unicycles and helmets.
A full size Horseshoe pit has been added for those who enjoy this sport and a smaller, shorter pit has also been constructed to encourage and teach younger kids the game.
After an additional year of fundraising and planning, a full size basketball court will be constructed Spring 2014. This area will not only serve as a basketball court and additional skate surface but has been designed to enable sports such as tennis and street hockey.
The Skateboard Park is for everyone to enjoy!
For Everyone’s Safety and Enjoyment we ask that all participants and users of the Park as well as parents read and respect the following posted Rules and Regulations:
- Children under 12 need adult supervision.
- Spectators Welcome – off the surface.
- Verbal & Physical Abuse is not tolerated.
- No drugs, smoking or alcohol permitted.
- Safety gear is strongly recommended.
- Motorized/recreation vehicles are not permitted.
- Humans only – no pets
- No graffiti.
- Please use garbage cans.
- Respect yourself, others and your Park.
- Users welcome dawn to dusk.
- Bike pegs must be removed.
Enjoy this facility as it was designed. Absolutely no handmade rails or other props.
This is an unsupervised facility –RIDE OR USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
If you discover hazardous or unsafe situations, please contact the Youth Center at 749-2478. Please enjoy the Park in a safe manner!
We thank ALL who have donated including our major sponsors:
Affinity Credit Union, Birch Hills Co-op, BH Memorial Health Board, BH Primary Health Board, Birch Hills Rec Board, Birch Hills Legion, Cargill Grain, CIBC, Community Initiatives Fund, Conexus Credit Union, Flyer Electric, Jensen Gravel, McIntyre Construction, Propaganda, RCMP Foundation, RM of Birch Hills, Scotia Bank and West Jet.