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Skateboard Park Redevelopment
The Town of Banff will be redeveloping the skateboard park at the recreation grounds to create a new, permanent skatepark. Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and will be complete in September 2017.

Concept Images
These concept images show potential features, layout, and design or the new skateboard park.
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Updates:
  • Ground Breaking EventOn May 8, 2017 the official ground breaking ceremony was held at the site of the new skateboard park.
  • April 24, 2017, it was announced The Rotary Club of Banff helped secure a $100,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the provincial government for the skateboard park project.
  • April 2017, detailed design of the new park is complete and site work is underway relocating underground utilities. Construction is scheduled to begin in May, with work anticipated to be complete in September.
  • August 2016, New Line Skateparks was selected to design the new park.
  • The skateboard park project was nominated for a Kraft Heinz Project Play grant. Finalists will be announced July 8, 2016.
  • On April 1, 2016 an invitation for expressions of interest for the design-build of the skateboard park was issued. Invitation for Expressions of Interest (PDF)
  • On March 16, 2016 the estimated project timeline and other information about the skateboard park redevelopment was presented at the Connect Open House.
  • Skateboard park information will be on display at the Connect Open House on March 16, 2016 at The Fenlands, 3:30-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
  • On February 10, 2016 an open house/workshop was held with members of the community, town staff, and members of council. Notes from Open House/Workshop (PDF)

Background Information:

Replacing the temporary skateboard park with a permanent facility was Recommendation 14 in the Banff Recreation Grounds Redevelopment Plan, which was adopted by council on March 23, 2015.
Other recommendations include:
  • Work with the local skateboarding community and skateboard park experts to design the facility according to users’ needs and desires. Try to accommodate existing features, such as the mini pipe, that are currently popular with users.
  • Consider the possibility of incorporating winter snowboard terrain features, if they are compatible with the skateboard park design.
  • Design the facility for a wide range of age groups and skills levels.
  • Design the facility for non-skateboards uses, such as scooters, and mitigate potential conflicts.
  • Design the facility in a way that mitigates wildlife conflicts/safety issues.
  • Provide lighting within the skateboard park. Ensure that the lighting design mitigates light pollution and light trespass issues.