Kyle Syrenne’s dream of a place where youth could skateboard, have fun and meet new friends became a reality as the City, together with the Syrenne family, declared the Kyle Syrenne Skatepark officially open on Saturday, June 2.
The family of Kyle Syrenne, an avid and accomplished skateboarder who grew up in Martensville and tragically lost his life in 2015, began working with the City in 2015 to raise funds for and build a skatepark in Kyle’s memory.
Earlier this year the Skatepark was complete. The hard surface park features a variety of plaza and modern obstacle features, a bowl suitable for all skill levels, connecting pathways, and feature entry signage. It can accommodate skateboarders, scooter riders and inline skaters. The design includes numerous safe and inviting viewing areas and locations for art installations and integrates natural boulder textures and a memorial sculpture for Kyle.
“The grand opening of the Skatepark is exactly what Kyle would have wanted” said Kyle’s brother Riel Syrenne. “Music, Skateboard and BMX demonstrations, contests and prizes for kids of all ages will make this a blast for everyone, Kyle would have loved it.”
Kent Muench, Mayor of the City of Martensville spoke at the opening, as did representatives from New Line Skateparks. “The Skatepark adds so much to Kinsmen Park, which is already a popular gathering place for recreation in our community,” Muench said. “It offers a new user experience to the Park and provides our community and regional youth with a modern place to meet and have fun.”
The Syrenne family raised the funds needed to design the skatepark through a crowdfunding campaign. The City also provided funding to the project. Businesses, organizations and individuals also sponsored various aspects of the project.
Thank you to all Skatepark sponsors; Geransky Bros Const, RM of Corman Park, Canadian Tire, Tumblers Gymnastics, Sprung, North Prairie Developments, Catterall & Wright, Crosby Hanna & Associates, Wilco Contractors, Poth Homes, Nordic Fencing, Phobia Auto Care, Affinity Credit Union, Centaur Products, RC Strategies, Advantage Collison and Polyplus Insulators.
Residents and businesses can continue to make donations to the Kyle Syrenne fund. Please visit https://fundly.com/martensville or contact Martensville City Hall.