A ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Watermark Park will occur Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting, skateboard and fitness demos and free ice cream. The park is located at 317 Rocky Mountain Boulevard West.
Located on the school grounds of the new Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School, this park features two soccer fields, a softball diamond, basketball courts, playground equipment, a rock climbing structure, outdoor fitness equipment, a BMX pump track, a skateboard plaza and more.
"The park was designed using feedback we received at public open houses from children, parents and other community members about what they wanted to see in this park," says Abby Slovack, Land Development Manager for the City of Lethbridge. "We wanted to create a park for all ages and abilities for the current and future residents of the surrounding neighbourhoods."
Watermark Park was designed and built in collaboration with Lethbridge School District No. 51, the Lethbridge Skateboard Association and community members.
"The City of Lethbridge pleasantly surprised us with the inclusion of this skate park in Watermark. We thought it was too good to be true," says Sam Richards, President of Lethbridge Skateboard Association. "We're honoured the City included the Lethbridge Skateboard Association in the design process and we are grateful the City is recognizing the benefit of building skate parks for the citizens and visitors to enjoy."
This new park is part of the first phase of the new community of Watermark that will develop and grow over the next approximately 30 years and will provide homes for an estimated 4,200 people. Residential lot sales in Watermark are expected to become available in 2020.
Abby Slovack, Land Development Manager
City of Lethbridge