Local park named after Ottawa skateboarding legend

The skate park at Beacon Hill will be named after Ottawa’s very own Gailea Momolu and will open around 2025.

A skate park in Beacon Hill will be named after Ottawa skateboarding legend Gailea Momolu.

The Trillium Park will be called the Gailea Momolu Skateboard Park.

Momolu grew up in the Beacon Hill area and often skated at the Earl Armstrong Arena and Beacon Hill-Cyrville ward Coun. Tim Tierney told The Sam Laprade Show with guest host Derick Fage on Friday, July 29 that it was a “great opportunity” to name the skatepark after the skateboarder.

count. Tierney said Momolu is honored to have the park named after him.

“He’s really excited that not only is a park named after him, but he can help his name in our consultations for years to come…to make this the best skate park in the city of Ottawa,” says Tierney. said, adding that the community is excited about the new park.

The skatepark is currently closed and used for Stage 2 LRT construction equipment, but will open around 2025.

In the coming years, Tierney said public consultations will take place in hopes of putting forward ideas for the park’s design and construction.

Listen to the full interview with Coun. Tim Tierney below:

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