Friday, 15 January 2016

New Parks

New Parks!

Future and recently completed Parks
I try to stay up to date on parks that are raising funding, under council review or under construction.  I'll try to keep this section updated on new or proposed parks I haven't been to yet.

Welland, ON - New Line has designed. Misiano Skateparks in on the build. project looks nearly complete as of Dec 2. Check the concept HERE.

Stratford, ON - Phase 1 just opened. Another New Line/Misiano project. FACEBOOK

Markham, ON - One new skate spot at Angus Glen Community Centre is open(it's great) and another proposed at a community centre (Southeast CC) at 14th ave and Middlefeild Rd, one in a park on the Box Groove By-pass and another in the future Cornell Park. Plans for construction of a spot in Grandview Park. Small open bowl completed @ Greensborough Williamson Neighbourhood Park @ Williamson and Swan Lake rd.

Richmond Hill, ON.  Lake Wilcox Youth Park.  Construction has begun. The entire complex will open as a unit expected in 2019. Check out the post HERE

Toronto, ON - Fundy Bay Park (Scarborough Design sesh Oct 24, 2017), Stanley Greene Park (Downsview Area. Concept unveiled), Malvern area(Neilson Park. Concept unviled, design work continuing) and Upgrade to Smithfeild Park (North Etobicoke). Follow TSC to stay up to date.

Clinton, ON - street view shows a full sized halfpipe but a new concrete park may be replacing it.

Vaughan, ON - future parks in Block 40 district park and North Maple regional park. Plus more HERE

Goderich, ON - Design stage for a new park. Big community park project.

Ilderton, ON - Modular park is gone. New park under construction - FACEBOOK

SkateLoft 2.0 is open! FACEBOOK

Newcastle, ON - fundraising stage.

Haliburton, ON - Under construction FACEBOOK

Orillia, ON - Community building stage - FACEBOOK

Newmarket, ON - Community building stage - FACEBOOK

CJ's Skatepark. Horner Ave location is now closed and the New location in Mississauga has a tentitive opening date of Dec 15. (* Delays due to requirements imposed by the local fire department; sprinklers, additional fire insulation in the ramps and cost/time associated) Located @ Hensall Circle & Tedlo.

Guelph, ON - small skate spot at Norm Jary Park.

Caledon Village/Alton, ON. Concrete skatepark and mixed BMX park in the works.

Georgetown, ON - New park @ Gellert Community Park. Design meeting Jan 10, 2018 from 5:45-7:45 at Gellert CC Kinsman Hall INFO

Elora, ON - New Concrete this year? FACEBOOK

Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Skateboard Assembly Facebook - Hamilton needs 9 more skateparks article. Beasley is getting some work done according to my sources. Open House for Valley Skatepark on February 22, 2018 in Stoney Creek.

Existing Parks I need to hit.

Niagara Falls, NY - Opened - Oct 2016. Check their FACEBOOK.
Tobermory, ON - By Spectrum and Radius. Centennial Dr. FACEBOOK
Mississippi Mills/Almonte, ON. Complete and opened 2017. WEBSITE
Coldwater – Fairgrounds @ 3 Robinson St. Severn, Ontario.
Burlington, ON - One coming to Kilbride Park. Two existing in DesJardines Park & Sheldon Park 
Barrie, ON - Modular park @ Lampman Lane CC.
Collingwood, ON - New Line Design. Now Open
Parry Sound – Under the rail bridge.
Lambton Shores -            Forest X‐Park Argyle and Clyde, Forest, ON
                                                Port Franks Community Centre Park 9997 Port Franks Road, Port                                                   Franks
                                                Grand Bend Lions’ Park 10 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend
Kincardine - Davidson Centre, 601Durham Street. 
Buffalo, NY - La Salle Park, DAR Dr.
Tonawanda, NY - On York St.
Angus - Angus CC
Wasaga Beach - YMCA?
Lucan, ON - Lucan CC
New Liskeard, ON - Good looking Street park and bowl. 490 Whites Dr.
Belmont, ON - Don Yeck Park
Port Stanley, ON
Harrow, ON
Amherstburg, ON
Mt. Brydges, ON
Penetanguishine, ON
Mildmay, ON - At the Rec centre on Vincent st.
Rossmore, ON - Mini-ramp in the park.
Burk's Falls, ON - 220 Centre St by the Baseball diamonds at Armour Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena.

Great skateparks are built by skaters. The best producers of skateparks have skaters who design, survey and build.  They are also totally cool so if you ever want info on a park just contact them.
New Line
California Skateparks
Team Pain
Spohn Ranch

Here's a map if you want to hit them before me - MAP