Si View Parks is planning a big re-vamp and expansion of the Torguson Park Skatepark. Torguson Park is owned by the City of North Bend, but through a partnership it is operated and maintained by the the Si View Parks District.
Plans call for a complete redevelopment and expansion of the existing skatepark, replacing the current 6,000 sq. ft skating area with a new 13,000 sq. ft. facility.
The renovation is expected to break ground in early 2020, with Seattle-based skatepark construction company, Grindline, developing the preliminary designs based on community input gathered at two public meetings.
The new skatepark will include elements for all skill levels, along with a central gathering area. It also provides space for a future expansion if needed.
According to city public application notice, in addition to expanding the skating area, other improvement will be made, including a pedestrian path, landscaping and associated amenities.
Community members who wish to comment on the project have until 4:30PM on December 23, 2019. Comments should be submitted to: Jesse Reynolds, AICP, Senior Long Range Planner, North Bend Community and Economic Development Department, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Commenters are asked to be as specific as possible.
The Torguson Skatepark renovation project is funded by Si View Park’s voter approved capital bond.