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Outdoor Skateparks (ONTARIO)

Postby Powell » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:21 pm

SO - you're looking to find a place to skate outside in Ontario? This thread is dedicated to outdoor skateparks..what they're called, where they're located, whether or not they're worth checking out.
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WATERDOWN SKATEPARK

Postby Powell » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:34 pm

Waterdown Memorial Park
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Location: Waterdown (just North of Highway 5, on the East side of Hamilton Street)
Features: Bowl, bowl & more bowl...this place was built for carving

Worth checking out? YES.
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Postby skate mom » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:30 pm

keep your fingers crossed the house we hope to get in the next few weeks is only 800 yards from this place :)
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SHELL PARK

Postby Powell » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:10 pm

Shell Park
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Location: Oakville (just off Lakeshore between Bronte and Burloak)
Features: Steep banks, various levels and transitions, bowl section, funboxes, rails, etc...

Worth checking out? Maybe. If you're into street, there are plenty of features to keep you occupied. But if you're into bowl, i found there weren't too many lines to skate (because of so many features packed into such a small space)...it would be chaos on a busy day.
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Postby The Reaney Family » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:43 am

Yea no what ya saying Mike, i did like it though , not as much as waterdown but its good to skate places like shell to keep ya hand in. some of the flat banks will wake you up if dont have ya witts about ya. gota be empty for me then it dose open up a bit, all in all a good spot if you catch it right . got a gnar factor too with some of the gaps in the creat big enough to swallow a 50mm easy.

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Vanderhoof

Postby Powell » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:12 pm

Vanderhoof (a.k.a. Leonard-Linton Park)
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Location: Vanderhoof Avenue, Toronto (between Bayview Avenue & the Don Valley Parkway...it's the first street South of Eglinton, East of Laird Drive)
Features: Massive concrete bowl, cradle, waterfall, small roll-in, small street area

Worth checking out? YES. Lance Mountain skated here...so should you.
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Iceland Skatepark

Postby Powell » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:59 am

Iceland Skatepark
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Location: Mississauga (on the South side of Matheson Blvd, East of Hurontario & Kennedy)
Features: Huge street area (stairs, rails & boxes), large concrete bowl

Worth checking out? Yes...especially if you're into street skating.
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Milton Skatepark

Postby Powell » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:10 am

Milton Skatepark
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Location: Milton (On the East side of Thompson Road, South of Main Street East)
Features: Quarter pipes, rails, boxes

Worth checking out? Yes...especially since there's a separate bmx park set up beside the skate park.
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Postby overboard_mike » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:41 am

hmmmm....i might have to think about relocating to Ontario!! Those parks look pretty cool! :D
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Maple Skate Park

Postby Powell » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:27 pm

Maple Skate Park
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Location: Close to Mapleview Mall in Burlington (on the West side of Maple Avenue, South of Fairview Street)
Features: Round bowl, quarter pipe, rails/flatbars, stairs, pyramids

Worth checking out? For beginners and street skating it's decent; but if you're into powl/bowl, your time would be better spent a few minutes North at the Waterdown skatepark.
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Re: Iceland Skatepark

Postby DINO » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:41 pm

Powell wrote:Iceland Skatepark
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the bowl looks like harlow in essex.same shape,but without the extension around one end.
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Beasley Park

Postby Powell » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:44 pm

Beasley Park
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Location: Downtown Hamilton (on the East side of Mary Street between Wilson and Barton).
Features: Quarter pipe, partial bowl, a box, some ledges

Worth checking out? No...granted, the Beasley neighbourhood is one of the poorest in Hamilton (low income/high crime), so for them to have a skatepark at all is noteworthy. If it was the only thing around to skate, i'm sure you could stay occupied. But that bowl is as shallow as it looks in the picture. Not much going on there. IMO - steer clear of this one, unless you want to get shanked.
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Postby The Reaney Family » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:50 am

Well your on for a kickin for sure after that review :wink: . Must admit only place i have felt a bit unsafe while skating . But i think if you have a few of the right bandaners and take no atitude in with ya the local skaters are realy ok . But true enough tiss a bit rum round there.

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Parkdale Skatepark

Postby Powell » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:09 am

Parkdale Skatepark
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Location: East Hamilton (on the West side of Parkdale, just North of Queenston)
Features: Quarter pipe(s), rail, boxes, bank

Worth checking out? No...especially not when Turner Skatepark opens. Granted - the quarter pipe is interesting, and might be cool for working on transfers; and i guess the grind spots could be helpful for learning basic street techniques. But this place is small...what you see in the pictures above is the full extent of the park. Again - if this was the only place around to skate, one could make do...but it's not the only place around.
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St. Catherines Skate Park

Postby Powell » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:12 am

St. Catherines Skate Park
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Location: 240 St. Paul West, St. Catherines (at the Seymour-Hannah Sports & Recreation Centre).
Features: quarter pipe, various transitions, rails, boxes, etc...

Worth checking out? Sure - though this park is definitely street-oriented, but it's quite new/smooth, is a decent size, and has enough going on to keep you challenged for a while.
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:58 am

^^^^^ thats a strange one
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St. Cats Mid-Section

Postby Powell » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:39 pm

here's another pic that shows what's found in the middle of the park in St. Catherine's...

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Cummer Park (Toronto)

Postby Powell » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:37 pm

Cummer Park
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Location: Toronto (on the South-West corner of Leslie Street and Cummer Avenue)
Features: quarter pipes, various transitions, bowl, rails, boxes

Worth checking out? Yes...if the bowl's cleared of leaves...as you can see, it wasn't when i went. Also - it's not too far from Vanderhoof...bonus.
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Postby jrme » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:20 am

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Postby jrme » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:36 am

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Hamilton Mountain Skatepark

Postby Powell » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:18 pm

Turner Skatepark
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Location: In Hamilton at the South Mountain Community Centre...the South side of Rymal Road, just West of Upper Wellington.
Features: Bowl (with various transitions), stairs, boxes, rails, launch ramps, etc...

Worth Checking out? Yes. Though I have yet to actually skate a pool, the bowl is quick (similar to what I'd imagine a deep-end to feel like). Since there are a variety of transitions, the lines to skate are also many. As for the rest of the park, the "street" elements are unique (in a good way). It includes the traditional, but also has some sick launch ramps and sloped walls. Plus - this place is brand new (officially opened to the public in April 2009). It's also right beside a police station!

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Re: Outdoor Skateparks (ONTARIO)

Postby Powell » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:58 pm

Legacy Skatepark (Ottawa)
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Location: Nepean (South-West corner of Woodroffe Avenue & Baseline Road...directly across the street from Algonquin College, beside the Centrepointe parking lot)
Features: Many varied transitions, 2 bowl sections, boxes, rails, stairs, etc...

Worth checking out? Yes...decent balance of bowl & street.
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Re: Outdoor Skateparks (ONTARIO)

Postby Powell » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:10 pm

West 49 Lyon Skatepark (Kingston)
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Location: Kingston (South of Bath Road, West of Portsmouth Avenue...beside Polson Park Free Methodist Church)
Features: Concrete mini ramp, a few small ramps, a few boxes & rails.

Worth checking out? Don't bother going out of your way to visit this one. If you're in Kingston, it's the only one, and the mini ramp's a decent size. But this place is SMALL.
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Re: Outdoor Skateparks (ONTARIO)

Postby Kaishin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:40 pm

www.essexcountyskateparks.com

public park listings for...

Tilbury
Wheatley
Amherstburg
Harrow
Essex
Windsor
Lasalle
Tecumseh
Kingsville

Everything is pretty much street oriented with a mix of concrete and metal across the county.
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