Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Community Feedback to help chart path ahead for Lax Kw'alaams Skateboard Park

The Lax Kw'alaams Band Council has released some background from a February survey of Community members that outlined enthusiasm for a new Skateboard park and identified some other areas of note for future development for the Band Council to consider.

119 responses were received from the survey for youth ages 10 to 30 in the community, though from that number were some responses from 11 individuals over 30 and one from youth under ten, all provided some perspective into what they would like to see when it comes to a design for the project. 

There were questions from the Lax Kw'alaams Business Development Corporation  and while the focus was on the Skateboard plans, the respondents were also asked about their perceptions of the community, as well as what, if anything they would like to change.

From those findings the need for more spaces to hang out and other recreation actives for Lax Kw'alaams dominated the replies for both questions. 

Towards the Skateboard Park, the larges contribution to the theme came from those 10 to 25 years, with Skateboarders and BMX bike riders exhibiting the most interest.

Of note from that feedback was the desire to see local First Nations Art incorporated into the design and finished product, with inclusion of the four Tsimshian crests as part of it.  Participants also suggested another area of the project site reserved for a legal graffiti to allow for local expression.

The full report can be examined here.

The findings will be used towards further development of the proposed skateboard park for the community, though no timeline was included in the survey update of last week.

Further notes from that progress will be relayed through the Lax Kw'alaams website and Facebook page.

More items of note from Lax Kw'alaams can be explored from our archive page.

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