Skatepark closed until boarders clean up mess

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  • Aug. 24, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Ponoka’s skateboard park has been closed this week after users left behind a mess.

Stan Baliant, the Town of Ponoka’s director of property services, said padlocks went on the gates to the park when a broken table, old clothing, cups, bags and other refuse was found strewn about the area.

“We provide a garbage container and still there was garbage all over,” he said Aug. 22.

The skatepark was to remain closed for three days and re-open when responsible boarders came forward to clean up the garbage.

Baliant said there are regular complaints from residential and commercial neighbours about the condition of the skatepark.