DIY letter of support
The purpose of this letter of support was to engage the City of Ottawa to form a partnership to build a DIY skateboard park. We proposed a partnership that would involve the design and construction of skate spaces to be completed by the OSA, while the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services would be responsible for obtaining necessary permits for site development and construction in relation to the skateboard park. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services would ensure that all of the OSA’s designs and builds during proposition and construction, including permanent and temporary features, meet acceptable standards of safety and would be subject to regular inspection in accordance with established procedures for comparable equipment.
Once developed, any proposed alterations to the skateboard park structure by the OSA would be reviewed and approved by the City of Ottawa prior to construction. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services would be responsible for costs associated with the installation, operation, and maintenance of the skateboard park as a recreation facility.
This was an immense opportunity to create a positive addition to the community, which will support an active lifestyle and healthy living among the youth in communities in the City of Ottawa. The OSA is ready to partner with the City of Ottawa to create this critical community infrastructure.