Kimble Road Wheeled Sport Park Work Unveiled and Reopened

The upgraded Kimble Road Wheeled Sport Park is now officially open to the public. The City of Fredericton unveiled the renewed and upgraded facility, formerly known as the Kimble Road Skateboard Park, at a grand reopening ceremony this afternoon.

The park – which is designed for skateboards, bikes, scooters and in-line skates – underwent $122,350 of renewal and upgrade work, including:

  • replacing the asphalt with a new concrete surface, which is the recommended type of surface for this type of facility;
  • constructing three new structures and a new rail to complement the existing equipment; and
  • landscaping.

Work began last year and concluded this spring.

“This is just one of many investments we’re making to ensure we’re taking proper care of the facilities we have and upgrading them to meet the needs of the community,” said O’Brien. “It’s all part of creating a livable community where residents of all ages and interests can be active and lead healthy lifestyles.”

During the reopening ceremony, Ward 8 Councillor Greg Ericson said the facility is an important part of the recreation hub around Bliss Carmen School, which includes tennis courts, soccer fields, a walking trail, and playground equipment.

“This is a very welcome upgrade to a facility that is very popular with neighbourhood residents – welcoming hundreds of users each week.” said Ericson. “It’s fantastic to have this dedicated space for wheeled sports that residents of all skill levels and ages can enjoy.”