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Skateboard Park Redevelopment
Skateboard ParkThe Town of Banff will be redeveloping the skateboard park at the recreation grounds to create a new, permanent skatepark.

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.


SkateparkUpdates:

  • 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:

For more information, contact:
Mary Brewster 
403.762.1213