Grand opening event
An official grand opening and ribbon cutting event will be held July 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new bike skills park.
Stop by to be one of the first to try the new Powerline Pump Track, dirt jumps or the skills trails.
The youth bike skills park is located beside the George Tripp Hydro Substation at 4050 Lochside Drive north of McKenzie Avenue.
A small parking lot is available, but Saanich encourages everyone to access the park by bike via the Lochside Regional Trail.
Background information on this project
The land is owned by BC Hydro and houses the George Tripp Hydro Substation which was originally built in the 1950s to service approximately 26,000 customers. Over the last few years the station has received $47 million in upgrades to meet current and future demands. Presently, one acre of the property at the north end is unused for hydro purposes and BC Hydro has agreed to allow the District of Saanich to use the site for the purposes of building a youth park. The license is renewable on a five year basis.