2018 Year of the Skatepark!
With the support of RDN and conceptual plans complete, the long awaited skatepark on Gabriola Island is becoming a reality. A skatepark on Gabriola has been a longstanding dream. Gabriola Island is a rural community with limited on island recreation. A skatepark would create a safe space in the heart of our village core, free of charge, for youth to play, grow and connect. We cannot let this opportunity slip away from Gabriola youth.
The estimated cost of the skatepark is $560,000 + contingency funds. As a community we need to raise 20% of the total cost. This means that Gabriola needs to raise $72,000.
We would like to reach our goal of $72,000 by April 2019.
By making a donation to the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Campaign you are directly creating a fun and active community for our youth to thrive.In 2014 the Huxley Community Park conceptual master plan was completed and identified Huxley Park as the future location for the Gabriola skatepark. The final conceptual drawing was completed in 2017 and RDN Park Planners hope break ground in 2020. RDN info on Skatepark
The community funds raised will help with the overall cost of building the skatepark. The RDN will also be writing grants and seeking out government funding for the remainder of costs.In-kind Suport:
If you would like to make an in-kind donation to help us reach our goal, please contact us directly via GoFundMe or our Facebook Page
. Suggestions of in-kind donations prepared by the design/build teams at Spectrum Skateparks Inc
and New Line Skateparks Ltd
, as follows:
Potential In-kind Donation Opportunities:
32mpa Concrete (wall/ledge mix)
15 Cu M $3,080.00 - $3,410.00
32mpa Concrete (flatwork mix)
69 Cu M $16,000.00 - $17,690.00
56 Cu M $13,840.00 - $15,300.00
Concrete Color Pigment
8 Cu M $750.00 - $840.00
4200 Lin M $4,820.00 - $5,330.00
19mm (3/4”) Road Base Gravel
132 Cu M $5,170.00 - $5,720.00
6ft Temporary Construction Fencing
185 Lin M $1,800.00 - $2,000.00
Track hoe (200+ size)
66 Hrs $9,680.00 - $10,710.00
56 Hrs $5,320.00 - $5,890.00
Skid steer rental
1.6 Months $4,140.00 - $4,590.00
Compactor Rental (drum ride on)
3 Days $1,920.00 - $2,130.00
Compactor Rental (1000 lbs plate)
1.7 Weeks $1,120.00 - $1,240.00
185 CFM Compressor Rental
6 Days $1,130.00 - $1,260.00
7 Weeks $220.00 - $250.00
236 Nights $17,920.00 - $19,820.00
—Keep On Pushin Gabriola!
~ Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association
The Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association (GSFA) was established to promote, communicate, liaison and fundraise for the skatepark development at Huxley Community Park.
President — Dave Reid
Vice President — Phil Martin
Secretary — Julie Sperber
Treasurer — Derek KilbournDirectors at Large: