North Bay, ON – May 16, 2023 – The City of North Bay, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Nipissing, will be adding an exciting new All-Wheel Park to the Downtown Waterfront for individuals of all ages to enjoy.
The new All-Wheel Park, which will include a skatepark and pump track, will be located adjacent to the Multi-Use Courts near the City’s Peter Reid Transit Terminal. A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of the project closed last month and a contract will be brought before Council for approval on May 23. If awarded, work will get underway this summer.
“The addition of the All-Wheel Park in this location will further enhance the Downtown Waterfront,” said Coun. Lana Mitchell, Chair of Infrastructure and Operations. "This new outdoor recreational facility will provide skateboarders and pump-track enthusiasts of all ages a place to practice and enjoy their sport.”
The All-Wheel Park will feature a plaza-style concrete skatepark, pump track, social/event plaza and container washrooms. The entire All-Wheel Park will be accessible with seating areas, lighting, and landscaping.
“It’s exciting to see another project from the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan become real and take shape,” said Coun. Justine Mallah, Chair of Community Services. “I would like to thank Kiwanis and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and all those in our community who have supported this project. The All-Wheel Park will be an accessible and inclusive space that will provide recreational opportunities for all age groups and abilities.”
Guided by consultations held during the creation of the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan and the City’s Parks Master Plan, the project is expected to cost approximately $1.6 million. It is being supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), which is providing $801,198, as well as the Kiwanis Club of Nipissing, which is contributing $100,000.
“The Kiwanis Club of Nipissing is proud to be the community partner in another project at the City’s Downtown Waterfront by providing a funding commitment of $100,000,” said Kiwanis President Justin Wigelius. “Kiwanis has a proud history of supporting community projects, including the Kiwanis Bandshell at the city’s waterfront and Kiwanis Playworld at Lee Park.”