The Three Battles Skatepark is now open!

The student driven idea to create a safe place for the community of Manning’s youth to bike and skate was born less than one year ago and took flight through the “Enrichment Class” offered at Paul Rowe High School.

“We asked other students if they were interested in forming a group to see if we could build a park and met  in our Enrichment class and afterschool” says Three Battles Skatepark Vice-Chair Aaron Johnson.  Since September 2013 the group of students from grades five to nine have regularly met during the Enrichment Class and afterschool doing research, writing proposals, creating and giving presentations to organizations, fundraising, designing and planning.

Paul Rowe High School Principal Matt Taylor says the purpose of the Enrichment Class provides students with freedom and opportunity to learn and live the qualities of ethical citizens, engaged thinkers with entrepreneurial spirits – the characteristics that the current transformation of education in Alberta supports.
“We are incredibly proud of the students and all those that have been supporters of the committee and their goals” says Matt. “A big thank you goes to Darla Robinson and Jackie Ristesund who have guided the students along this journey and to our very generous and supportive community partners and members.”

It is hoped that many community members will enjoy the skatepark for years to come.  Users are reminded to be safe and wear helmets when riding.