(Metro Creative Connection)

(Metro Creative Connection)

Ponoka residents can now offer input online for town’s park proposals

Town plans to expand skateboard park and create a new dog park

Ponoka residents can now go online to offer their input and ideas on conceptual plans for an expanded skateboard park and new dog park.

“There has been a lot of demand and interest expressed by Ponoka citizens over the years for a new dog park and improvements to our current skateboard park,” said chief administrative officer Sandra Lund in a press release.

“We encourage citizens to get involved and offer their input and ideas on the conceptual plans to help us begin moving these projects forward.”

Citizens will be able to provide feedback on the two parks until the end of May. Once public input is gathered on the conceptual plans for the two parks, the town will create more detailed designs based on the input received, which will then be presented to the public for feedback later in the year.

To give your feedback, visit the Town of Ponoka’s website at www.ponoka.ca, click on the “Recreation” button on the top menu and select “Skateboard Park Expansion Design” or “New Dog Park Design.”

On each of these pages, you will find:

– Current conceptual plans for each of the parks;

– A survey where you can provide feedback on the conceptual designs; and

– Information about the planning and design process.

Paper copies of the surveys and information packages about the conceptual plans for the two parks are also available at the Ponoka Aquaplex (5315 46 Ave.), Ponoka Arena Complex (4410 54 St.) and the town office at the Ponoka Civic Centre (200 5604 50 Street).

Completed surveys can be returned to those locations in person, by mail, or by placing them in the drop box just inside the doors on the west side of the Ponoka Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Construction of the proposed new dog park and expanded skateboard park will depend on future consideration and approval of the facility designs, location and budgets by town council.

The town said both projects align with council’s strategic priorities of “enhancing the quality of life for Ponoka citizens through improvements to recreational amenities.”

Planning and design development of the two parks is also based on recommendations in the Town of Ponoka’s Downtown Action Plan and Recreation Master Plan.

Town of Ponoka