Recreational opportunities for local youths appear to be looking up these days. Point Roberts park commissioners reviewed local initiatives at their regular meeting on June 18.
Andrew Grubb presented a new design for the interior climbing wall that is scheduled to begin construction shortly. The wall will be built in the pool room in a little-used corner. The wall will be comprised of four by four foot sections and will feature an overhang. When not in use, doors will cover the wall. “To me, that’s key,” commissioner Mary Edgley said.
Alluding to the wall’s eight-foot height and the floor padding that will be placed under it, Grubb said, “If you fall, you’re not going to fall a considerable distance so no one will get hurt.”
The handholds have been donated by Doug Bourks who will assist in the design and placement.
A work party attacked the Benson Road skatepark on Sunday, June 24 to bolt down ramps that had been given to the parks district by the West Vancouver parks district last year but had been awaiting the arrival of tamper-proof bolts.
Commissioner Linda Hughes reported to the board that “quite a few people had already signed up for the kayak course.” The district anticipates that this year’s program will run through July. Hughes pointed out that as there are more than four weeks in July this year the kids camp will need to go for five weeks. The board approved a $1,000 increase to the camp budget to pay for extra costs.
The community center is due to have donated linoleum installed in the center hallway, replacing the aged and stained carpet. An offer by seniors to repaint the interior was dismissed with alacrity following commission chair Mark Robbins’ remark that “Prep work is the most important part of painting, and I don’t want 80-year-old volunteers up on top of 11-foot ladders.”