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Contractors hired for skatepark and bike jump park

Proposed design for Cumberland skate park - File photo
Proposed design for Cumberland skate park
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Construction of Cumberland's skatepark and bike jump park will be happening soon and is expected to be completed this year.

Village council has endorsed a staff recommendation to award Radius Contracting Inc, the sole bidder for the skate park project.

The Comox-based company offered to do the job for $255,950.

The scope of work for this contract includes site preparation and installation of drainage systems; construction of the concrete skatepark and entrance pathway; landscaping and tree planting; irrigation; and installation of other site amenities such as benches, waste receptacles, and graveled pathways.

The tender price also includes the tinting of concrete (dark grey in colour) to enhance the visual appeal of the park.

The approximate construction timeline is 11 weeks and Radius plans to begin construction immediately, meaning the estimated completion date is about late May or early June.

Cumberland has selected Dream Wizards Events Ltd to build the jump park facility for $69,900.

Council approved the recommendation.

Dream Wizards plans to start construction as soon as possible with a timeline of about 10 weeks. An April 1 start would result in the completion of construction in early to mid-June.

The scope of work for this contract includes the in-field design, grading and shaping of four jump trails (beginner through to expert in difficulty), a pump track, and children's "run bike trail"; access pathways; drainage and irrigation systems; and the installation of other site amenities such as benches and garbage receptacles.

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