Logo sought for Traill skate park

The Trail skate park committee is rolling out an invite to the youth of Trail to design a logo for the soon-to-be skatepark.

The Trail skate park committee is rolling out an invite to the youth of Trail to sharpen a pencil and sketch a design that could be chosen to represent the soon-to-be park.

In November, the committee encouraged youth input and excitement into the on-going skate park process, by announcing a logo contest for individuals 19-years of age or younger, who are Trail residents or attend schools in the area.

The winning logo will be used to brand and represent the Trail all-wheel skate park, and will be displayed on the skatetrail.com website.

The logos will be judged by members of the fundraising committee, with the rule that all submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 30 at 3 p.m., and the contest winner will receive an iPod touch, donated by AM Ford.

The decade-old dream of Trail youth, many who are now young adults, may finally become reality as half of the funding for the proposed skate park is in place.

“I know this project has had many bumps and obstacles,” said Patrick Audet, member of the skate park committee. “Time has passed by, but finally this project is ready for completion.”

The skate park committee has raised $286,250 towards the project, and in July, the City of Trail committed to pay half of the $550,000 cost for the proposed park.

“The skate park is a done deal,” said Audet.

The estimated cost for the proposed concrete park does not include other elements like a viewing area, green space, washroom facility, children’s playground and pathway connections included in the chosen design from last fall.

The 8,000-square-foot recreational facility would be open to skateboarders, roller skaters, inline skaters, scooter riders and BMX bike riders.

The planned site for the project is across from the Colombo Lodge in the gulch.

For more information about the logo contest or to view the skate park plans, visit skatepark.com.