Chuck Bailey Covered Youth Park (Surrey) - Meeting tonight!

Jan 22, 2010 at 12:40
by Ryan Rose  
Surrey (BC, Canada), is getting a new covered skate park in the near future. We are wanting ideas for this park.

Surrey has been recently approved for a grant from the federal government of Canada, for a new covered skate park in Tom Binnie park. Surrey really wants the opinion of riders like you and I on this park. Inside is info on what they are planning to do, and info about meetings where YOU should attend.New Line skate parks are going to be building this skate park, so you know it will be built right.

Below is an email from Jay Meneely, who is Surrey's Parks Designer

[Quoten]The project requires the expertise of designers who really know what they’re doing and it goes well beyond my abilities so we have joined forces with one of North America’s leading youth park designers, NewLine Skateparks through a partnership with van der Zalm + Associates, which is a landscape architecture firm. As well, CEI Architecture (the architects who designed the building for Chuck Bailey Rec Centre) has been brought in because a large portion of this youth park is going to be open-air but covered so it can be used on the rainy days too.

The idea will be something similar to the Vancouver Skate Plaza under the viaducts just east of GM Place (another NewLine/van der Zalm project) but unlike that project (which I think had a $300,000 budget) the budget for this project will be over $1 million.

The project scope calls for (but is not necessarily limited to):
· A plaza with seating opportunities and locations for outdoor art (some may be “skateable artwork”)
· A half-court or courts for one-on-one basketball, etc.
· A covered area that can be used for informal ball hockey (we won’t have full height boards but maybe some low concrete walls/curbs to keep the ball in play)
· An urban/street-style park for BMX/inline skate/skateboard users including a small concrete halfpipe.
· A free-standing structure/shelter with a ceiling height of at least 6 metres (18 feet) for all weather use which will include lighting and wiring for sound on days where events are called for.
· Some on-site drainage management through bio-retention features.
· Overall, we want to also showcase local materials and supplieers[/Quoten]

These features can be easily changed, which is why we need you to come out to the upcoming meeting (which will have free pizza)!

Here is the info on the meeting:

When: Thursday January 28th 5:00pm-7:00pm (TONIGHT!)

Where: North Surrey Youth Lounge 10275 135 Street

What: This is an evening where we can get together with the youth and other partners to discuss details and the construction of the new Urban Youth Park that will be developed at the new Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. There will be food and refreshments served along with the chance to add your input and suggestions to the design and construction company that will be heading this exciting project!

Please bring yourself and any youth that may be interested in joining us for the evening.

Have any questions, please forward them to me and I will pass them on!

Thanks,
Ryan Rose


57 Comments

  • 7 0
 sounds sick but why can't we get one in surrey england
  • 2 0
 you have one in surrey england
http://www.skaterham.com/home.htm
  • 2 0
 ^^ Haha, good call. Fail for Louie15 tho, you'd have thought being 40 mins away he'd have heard of it.
  • 1 0
 yeah i know but i mean more of an allround bike park
  • 1 0
 Fair play, would be good if UK had something like a Rays Indoor place.
  • 1 0
 I wonder if the roof alone will cost half of that million dollars budget? Not sure on the cost for that structure, but even so....having a whole skatepark covered from the rain is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing the plans for it.
  • 1 0
 The hole skatepark will not be covered.
  • 1 0
 i dont like a roof on an out door skatepark that lame
  • 1 0
 We get rain, no place to ride when its wet. When this is done riding on rainy days in available for everyone
  • 1 0
 It's not lame. It's a tall roof that no one will hit. It makes it better to ride in the wet.
  • 1 1
 And they are nice on hot days- skating in the shade is so nice.
  • 1 0
 couldn't make it out to the meeting tonight, but ryan I'd suggest security if they do make it indoors. Homeless people would gather there like ants at a picnic, and it would really suck if you got jumped there by someone considering no one would be able to see you... it is a pretty damn sketchy area
  • 2 0
 there goign to need to install some sort of anti hobo lasers
  • 2 0
 When will ideas like this come to NL. Or more specifically, anywhere within riding distance.
  • 2 0
 When people like you take initiative to try and get one.
  • 2 0
 You make a very good point.

*ponders*
  • 1 0
 heres the thing we tryed, but towns like paradise just care about building homes, and not about building activies for youth besides soccer feilds cuz there cheap.
  • 1 0
 You know, that's also another good point. Heck, even a little improvement on the like, two skate parks we do have would go a long way. But that won't happen. Boo for cheapskate councils.
  • 2 0
 Yay! BC is getting more awesome. As if it wasn't awesome enough. someone build more awesome back in Onterible.
  • 1 0
 i wanna go to bc
  • 3 0
 Concrete Pump Track for both skaters and bikers.
  • 2 0
 this is really sick, but kinda shitty its in a ghetto place
  • 1 0
 YAYYYYYYY! Finaly a decent plan, for a decent park around here, I am forsure going to the meeting,
  • 1 0
 FYI, if you are looking at that photo, that's not the actual plan. The real plan I think is better. I don't have a drawing of it, but just heard from the city of what is in it. They'll reveal it tonight I think.
  • 2 0
 So stocked for the finished project
  • 2 0
 Oh my god. Must ride.
  • 18 0
 could we have one in england? kthx.
  • 7 0
 and Northern Ireland pleaseeee Big Grin
  • 3 1
 If you treat them with respect, they'll most likely treat you with respect.
  • 4 0
 omg... like Vancouver needs any more skate parks we need some in Victoria we only have one decent one.
  • 1 0
 Then talk to your council.
  • 1 0
 van is a quick ferry ride away, us vic kids can get over there super easily!
  • 2 1
 dude what about new england? all we have is rye and thats it
  • 1 1
 your in america.
@Colin994
  • 1 1
 and.....
  • 2 2
 your in america, and you want a park that you will never ride....
  • 2 1
 what are you talking about? i would ride it daily
  • 2 6
flag Maksimbike (Jan 31, 2010 at 21:17) (Below Threshold)
 Park is in England = Europe.
You are in USA = North America
Distance = 15 hours on a plane.
You ride it daily... im confused to shit.
  • 4 0
 new england is in the states
  • 4 0
 fail geography dude. I've found that the quieter you keep with geography the better your off. I suck at geography, thats why I know its better to just shut up on my part.
  • 3 1
 wow. quiet time for you maksimbike
  • 2 0
 LOL!!! i just got owned.... i was thinking england... as in england... anyways...
  • 5 0
 SHH. quiet time.
  • 1 0
 Yes about time they MAKE a sick park in bc (near vic)
  • 1 0
 stoked on this!! any design plans??
  • 1 0
 Go to the meeting, and find out.
  • 1 0
 YAY! Pizza! Now I wish I lived in BC
  • 2 0
 wow $1 mill thats a tone
  • 2 0
 YES!! so stoked
  • 1 0
 sick we need a good covered skatepark for rainy days wich we get ALOT
  • 1 0
 sick so stoked
  • 2 1
 yes!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 3
 this is crap! why does surrey get that and not pitt meadows.. They tore down what we had for a skatepark and now they left us with nothing !
  • 1 0
 uh dray, your wrong, there has been several meetins already for the new skatepark and dirt jumps within pitt meadows. You just havent noticed.
  • 1 0
 no, i just never got any notice. Razz thanks brandon for clearing that up.
  • 1 0
 whalley.......
  • 1 0
 Alight, so I went to the meeting yesterday. The plan is once again more towards skaters then bikers. The plan is to make a plaza. With ledges and banks, rail stairs ect. SO dont get your hopes up for anything like box jumps ect. The roof will only cover 90 ft of the skatepark.





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