2020-November-26 | New Skatepark Projects, Skatepark Advocacy
YOUR Feedback needed for future skate & bike parks in Glengarry District Park!
Glengarry Park, on 135 Ave. between 85 St. and 90 St., has had a Skateboard Park and a Mountain Bike Skills Park in its concept plan since 2018.
The City is creating preliminary and detailed design plans for skate and bike parks. The City has not yet approved funds for construction. The parks will be built in the future when funds are available. Until then, the project team wants to design parks that will be popular with park users, and have the plans ready to go when funding is approved.
Online Engagement Opportunities
To collect user opinions on designs for the skate and bike parks, the City is hosting online engagement opportunities from December 1 – 14, 2020.
To provide feedback, please attend 1 or both of the online learning sessions then complete the online survey, which is available from December 2-14, 2020.
- Skate Park Online learning session December 2, 2020 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Bike Park Online learning session December 3, 2020 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Online survey Available December 2 – 14, 2020
Register to attend the learning session(s) relevant to you on the Parks & Recreation project webpage after which you can provide your opinions in the survey.
The feedback that the City receives will be used along with other factors, to create the final design for bike and skateparks as part of the Glengarry District Park Renewal.
Please share this information with friends and others who would use either park
2020-February-3 | BMX, New Skatepark Projects, Roller Blading, Scooters, Skateboarding, Uncategorized
I made it to Edmonton this past weekend for the opening day of the newly expanded House of Wheels 2.0. This video tells the story of what I saw and was able to video.
House of Wheels 2.0 tour page on Skateparktour.ca
HOW 2.0 is located across the parking lot from the old skatepark at 8834 48 Ave. NW. The entrance is toward the north end of the building, and there is a ramp to make it easier to get your bike, wheelchair, or mini-shredder’s stroller up to the park level.
There is now a large gathering area with tables and chairs where parents can hang out, or take a break between sessions on the ramps.
New to HOW 2.0 is a Little Shredders area, with some small features for the real little ones go gain skill and confidence on before riding the main park.
Also new is the pump track and flow jump area. The two areas run parallel to each other with the pump track on the inside, and the flow jumps on the outside. Both have high banked corners to help riders keep their speed up.
The box jump line is not open yet because the staff couldn’t get them ready for opening day. When I arrived Saturday morning, about an hour before opening, workers were cutting wood and screwing them into place on the pump track feature. Some had worked through the night to get the park ready to open.
I will return to House of Wheels in a few weeks to take photos for a new virtual tour, once everything is in place and working properly. Until then, you can get an idea of what to expect from the slideshow and this video (which is also on the HOW page).
Edmonton is so lucky to have House of Wheels! The last two skateparks in the area didn’t survive 2 years and here is HOW expanding and growing! It may not have every feature you want, but House of Wheels offers lots of variety, and they have plans to add even more features over time. If you’re in Edmonton, pick up a pass or punch card and enjoy a session from time to time to ensure the park continues to thrive!