Skatparktour.ca strongly believes that more skateparks are needed in many large and small communities across Canada, to provide opportunities for citizens of all ages to stay healthy and active by participating in action sports that they enjoy. Skateparks play an important role in building strong, healthy communities and skateparktour.ca will be expanding this section to support the efforts of local skaptepark advocates to help build skateparks in their communities.
Some forward looking municipal governments have developed formal strategies and policies about skateboarding and skateparks. These documents can be excellent sources of information to aid your local advocacy efforts. These documents can go to great lengths describing their city's rationale for skateparks, and provide plenty of useful technical information for skateboarders and their supporters alike whose goal is to see more skateparks built. Check out the documents from these Canadian cities:
In 2012, Skateparktour.ca conducted an informal study to get some idea of who is using skateparks in Western Canada. Check out "But It's a Skatepark" here.
The Rossland (BC) SKatepark Association talked to 40 communities in BC about the lessons they learned in siting, designing, building, and operating their skatepark. It's an excellent resource available as a PDF here.