Skateboard parks

 The City maintains 11 skateboard parks located across London with varying degrees of difficulty.


List of skateboard parks 

Skateboard Park

Location

About

Basil Grover Skateboard Park

555 Wharncliffe Road South

 

This park is geared towards beginners and intermediate level skaters and features a mini quarter pipe, flat bar, stairs and ledges and wedge bank combinations.

Kiwanis Skateboard Plaza

1475 Brydges Street

 

This park is geared towards beginner and intermediate skaters and is plaza-style design covering approximately 1700 square meters. Some of the features included are hubba style ledges, banks, a pier 7 manual pad, lily pads, a jersey barrier, a pump bump sequence, a transition gap, a concave ledge, a corner C-ledge, a euro gap and a coin bank.

 

Medway - Kiwanis Skate Bowls

1051 Wonderland Road North

 

This park is geared towards intermediate and advanced skaters. Some of the features included are a wave, pump track, roll in, step up or transfer, near vert wall ride, graduating mullet hip transfer, escalating bowled corner, mullet spine, 25 degree hip, tight radius 25 degree corner, 2 waterfalls, 45 degree hip, over-vert clamshell, larger deck space and a 56 degree mullet.

Naiomi-Almeida Skateboard Park

828 Deveron Crescent

This park is geared towards beginners and intermediate level skaters and features a one quarter pipe, one bank structure, rails, boxes and ledges.

Rivers Edge Skateboard Park

15 St. Julien Street

 

This park, geared towards all levels of skaters, features a quarter pipe with a platform, various banks and hubba ledges, a manni pad with square grind rails and a 6-foot high ramp.

Springbank - Byron Skateboard Park

1085 Commissioners Road West

 

This park, geared towards all levels of skaters, features 5 stair sets with landing roof top hubba ledges, wedge to wedge banks with a flat and roof top ledge, 21 2-foot hoops and a 3-foot cantivelerd bank.

Stronach Skateboard Park

 

1221 Sandford Street

 

This park is geared towards beginners and intermediate level skaters and features fun boxes, a bank structure, a pocket wall, a ledge structure, and a fun box and ramp combination.

Victoria Skateboard Park

580 Clarence Street

 

Victoria Park has skateboarding installations on the concrete pad in front of the band shell.  Popularly referred to as the ‘Ledge Land,’ this skateboard park is known for its 18=inch concrete grind boxes, and is most suitable for advanced skaters.

 

West Lions Skateboard Park

20 Granville Street

 

This park is geared towards beginners and intermediate level skaters and features a mini ramp, a mini half pipe, two small ledges and pyramids.

White Oaks Skateboard Park

70 Ponderosa Crescent

This park features banks, bank hips, ledges, stairs, rails, a tranny bank, a wedge to wedge, a hubba ledge and a rooftop ledge. It is the City’s newest skateboard park.

Wolseley Skateboard Park

656 Elizabeth Street

This citywide skateboard park has features suitable for all levels of skaters. Features include a replica pool, rollers, a 9-stair set with rails, 2 flat and 3 double stair sets with rails, floating kickers, a quarter pipe to bank and step up combination, a bank to the floating ledge and a 30-brick euro hip.

Skateboard park FAQs
Q: How big are neighbourhood skate parks?

A: These skate parks are approximately 200m2 (2100 ft2).

Q: Who uses the neighbourhood skate parks?

A: The neighbourhood skate park concept has been designed to attract local youth with a focus on beginner and intermediate skill level users. Due to the relatively small size of the skate park, they do not typically attract users from a broader area.

Q: How close is a neighbourhood skate park to residential neighbours?

A: Current design practices require 30 metres (100 feet) setback from residences.

Q: How noisy are neighbourhood skate parks?

A: Though there may be noise, as there is from any other park features such as swings, this is confined to daylight hours.

Q: How will the City deal with graffiti on skate parks?

A: Skate park graffiti tagging is subject to current City by-laws, policies and practices. Graffiti will be actively removed from skate parks. Graffiti style murals must meet the City’s public art policies and will require prior approval.

Q: Will skate parks be lit at night?

A: No. The City does not light skate parks. All City parks are technically closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, and we don’t want to promote use during this time. People within a park from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. are trespassing and can be fined accordingly.

Q: Do skate parks create safety concerns?

A: Evidence shows that there are fewer reported accidents and injuries associated with skate parks than with other outdoor park activities.

London police experience no higher degree of issues associated with skate parks than with other park amenities that serve as gathering points (such as swing sets, play equipment).

 

Skateboard park safety tips

Kids are unpredictable. Injuries don’t have to happen. Stay a step ahead to prevent injuries.

  1. Wear the safety gear
    • Wear a certified skateboard helmet as well as wrist, knee, elbow pads and closed, slip resistant shoes
  2. Check your skateboard
    • Use equipment that is the right size for you
    • Do a safety check before using:
      • Make sure that the wheels are in good working order, are securely tightened and free of debris and grass
      • Replace worn wheels
  3. Be active, have fun, be safe
    • Children 10 and under need an adult with them when skateboarding. Children over 10 need lots of supervised practice and training.
    • Skateboard away from traffic. Use skateboard parks where available
    • Ride on smooth, dry and paved surface
    • Turn safely and control speed
    • Never grab onto a moving car, bike or other vehicle
    • Consider taking lessons to increase skill and knowledge level
  4. Remember to:
    • Avoid skateboarding where there are pedestrians and vehicles
    • Be aware that portable, handmade, wooden ramps can be dangerous 
    • Avoid wearing headphones or using a cell phone  

 

 

Last modified:Thursday, January 07, 2021