After months of fundraising, planning, and hard work the Aviva Community Project funded Brodie Avenue skatepark is finally open for use for the community. While the walking track and park will not be ready to go until next spring, the skatepark was finished a few days ahead of its tentative start date and has been filled every day that the weather has permitted.
Yorkton Skateboard Association member Nathan Grayston mentioned that the idea of building a skatepark was partly due to the mentioning of Dave Nussbaumer who wanted the city to get involved in the Aviva Community Fund competition. After winning the competition due to heavy promotion from the YSA and CAB Clothing the City of Yorkton matched the $150, 000 won and another $50, 000 was raised through another community grant. The park was built ahead of schedule by New Line and a grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 15 with a skateboard competition held by the YSA in the works for the fall also.