Town seeking input on proposed designs for revamped skate park

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Online survey available until January 31

A project that started as a dream shared by an unlikely local trio is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Last year, former Royal Family nanny Jean Rowcliffe partnered with teens Quinn and Sully Bolton to launch a fundraising campaign to revamp the St. Marys Skate Park. The group has since secured $100,000 from the St. Marys Rotary Club, along with donations from supporters across the globe.

Now a consultant has created two concepts for the upgraded park, and the Town and steering committee are seeking public feedback on the proposed designs. Those interested can view the concepts and share their thoughts through an online survey, available at until January 31, 2023.

The two design concepts were developed using input that was gathered last year. Both concepts include features for all ages and skill levels, like street elements, quarter pipes and pump tracks. Concept 1 separates beginner from advanced elements, while Concept 2 blends the two.

In addition to the online survey, the Town will also be consulting directly with those with the greatest stake in the project: the children and youth of St. Marys.

“We know the skate park is an important gathering place for local kids and teens,” says Darcy Drummond, Recreation Manager. “We’ll be visiting local schools this month to make sure they have a say in the final design of the park.”

The skate park steering committee is still actively seeking donations to support the cost of upgrading the park. Members of the public can donate online with a credit card (, through online banking, in person at the Municipal Operations Centre (408 James St. S) or by mailing a cheque to the Town.  

Questions about the project can be directed to Darcy Drummond, Recreation Manager at or 519-284-2340, ext. 626.


For media inquiries:

Brett O’Reilly, Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340 ext. 432 |