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Construction begins to revamp St. Marys skate park

The Rotary All Wheels Park will remain open throughout the estimated six week construction window
John McGarry, Charlie Hammond, Claire Bolton, Quin Bolton, Jean Rowcliffe, Sully Bolton, Heather Douglas, Julie Docker-Johnson, and Deputy Mayor Fern Pridham gather to celebrate the beginning of construction on the revamped skate park.

Upgrades to St. Marys’ Rotary All Wheels Park are officially underway.

Construction on the park is anticipated to last approximately six weeks. The park will be open for use during construction, although some elements may be closed temporarily to accommodate the work.  

Deputy Mayor Fern Pridham, members of the project steering committee, and representatives from the Rotary Club of St. Marys gathered as ground broke at the park located on James Street. 

The group included Jean Rowcliffe, former Royal Family nanny, and brothers Quin and Sully Bolton. Rowcliffe and the Boltons started the campaign to revamp the park in 2021.

To date, the group has raised over $160,000 which includes a generous $100,000 donation from the Rotary Club. The steering committee is still seeking $90,000 to reach its fundraising goal.

The money raised will be used to add new features to the park, including a quarter pipe, bowl, and pump track. 

Donations are being accepted 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 of St. Marys.  

Additional information about the Rotary All Wheels Park project is available at the Town’s website.