TROUT connects youth with Freedom Skate Park

Youth in Hastings Highlands now have an easy and affordable way to get to the Freedom Skate Park on Saturdays.

Each Saturday starting on May 25th the TROUT will pick up youth at the Hastings Highlands Centre at 9:30 a.m. Return fare to the Freedom Skate Park in Bancroft is only $5 and skateboards and BMX bikes are both welcome on the bus.

The TROUT will depart from the skate park in Bancroft for the return trip to Maynooth at 2 p.m.

The pilot program was developed to meet the needs of local youth who want a safe location to bike and board but who have had to rely on friends and family for rides to Bancroft on the weekend.

“Welcoming youth on public transportation will give them more freedom to get around North Hastings,” said John Keith, manager of transportation services at Community Care North Hastings. “We want our youth to feel comfortable and welcome on public transportation. We are also happy to support youth who want to get outside and be physically active.”

The special skate park student summer special will run through the summer as part of the special Saturday service that will deliver riders from Bancroft to the Maynooth Farmers Market each weekend.

For additional details:

Barbara Shaw

Community Care North Hastings

(613) 332-4700 x 23

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