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  DRP Helps Open New Skate Park In Clarington

Oct 24, 2012 13:49 ET

The official opening of a new skateboard park in Clarington was held this week at the Darlington Sports Centre in Hampton.

DRP officials along with Mayor Adrian Foster and members of council for the Municipality of Clarington attended the official opening, along with a large number of local youth and members of the local community.

Cst. David Swaine from East Division and Melanie Blakely of the Hampton Skate Park Committee have assisted local youth and the committee over the past two years in an effort to get this park built and open at 2276 Taunton Road.

"The Hampton skate park will benefit the local youth as it will work to foster a sense of community for the town of Hampton, says Cst. Swaine. “The close proximity to M J Hobbs Public School and Darlington Arena will mean another location for recreation in the area for residents."

He says this is just another way in which members of the DRP are continuing to develop and establish a healthy rapport with young people in Clarington.

This community driven project was made possible by the generous contributions of Hydro One, the Municipality of Clarington, St. Mary’s Cement, Gay Construction, Halminen Homes, MinCom Realty, Durham Regional Police (PADAN) and the Baagwating Community Association.

Thanks to all our community partners for their contributions.

Below are attached files.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (JPG file, 94.6K bytes)
LtoR, Cst. David Swaine, two local youth and Melanie Blakely of the Hampton Skate Park Committee (JPG file, 185.2K bytes)