Skateboarding in London
The City of London is provides a range of skateboarding opportunities to
residents, recognizing skateboarding as one of the fastest growing sports in
Canada. In January, 2008, City Council endorsed an
Outdoor Skate Park
This strategy provides for three levels of service around the city:
- City wide skate parks which serve all skill levels but focus on medium
to high skill levels
- District skate parks which serve all skill levels but focus on medium
- Neighbourhood skate parks which serve beginner to medium skill levels
This strategy will be utilized to build upon London's existing skate park
inventory found at
eleven locations around the city, catering to a variety of
Please Note: White Oaks Skate Park improvements are scheduled to
happen! Please come share your knowledge and expertise in person on Monday, June
17 from 5 - 7pm at South London Community Centre - 1119 Jalna Blvd
City Map. Please help us spread the word. We really hope to see
you there (refreshments will be provided).
Benefits of skate parks
Skate parks provide unstructured opportunities for children and youth (and
the young at heart!) to develop and master skills; engage in physical exercise
and activity; and socialize in a constructive environment. This sport is
appealing to a large segment of youth who are not otherwise drawn to more
traditional (team) sports.
The City of London locates skate parks to meet personal safety and crime
prevention standards and has a zero tolerance policy regarding graffiti that
applies to skate parks.
For more information on skate parks in neighbourhoods see our
Where to skateboard
The City of London provides a number of skate parks, catering to a variety of
skill levels at
eleven locations around the city.
Determining future locations of skate parks
Outdoor Skate Park Implementation Strategy
outlines how the public
participates in the planning of the three levels of skate parks. City-wide level
parks and District Level parks are given a proposed location and are designed by
city staff in consultation with the skate boarding community. Public input is
sought on these plans before these sorts of skate parks are built or modified.
Skate parks in neighbourhood level parks will only be considered if initiated
by request of proponents from the neighbourhood. These requests are registered
by completion of a
Neighbourhood Skate Park Notice of Interest form
City staff will initiate
with the public and the skateboard
community before implementing any plans regarding outdoor skate parks.
Skate Parks may only be located in parks that meet predetermined criteria
that make them potentially eligible skate park sites.
Interested in an outdoor skate park in your neighbourhood?
If your neighbourhood is interested in an outdoor skate park, be sure to read
Consultation Process and
FAQ's before completing
Notice of Interest Form.
To ensure your skateboarding experience is a safe and fun, follow the tips
outlined on the fact sheet
as well as following
basic safety steps:
- Wear protective gear (helmet, elbow pads, knee pads)
- Ensure your skateboard is in good operating condition
- Do not attempt to use ramps, rails, pipes, ledges or pyramids above your
- Skateboard with a buddy
The City of London offers
skateboard lessons and camps. These programs
emphasize skill development, appropriate skateboard equipment, and skate park
etiquette. Look for programs in Spring/Summer Spectrum online.
Interested in employment?
City of London hires talented skateboarders capable of instructing
children in the skills of skateboarding and safe behaviours.
Positions are available in Spring and Summer months in the form of
workshop instruction and summer skateboard camps. If you are
interested in joining our team, please
check for postings beginning
All City of London employees must have a valid Police Records Check,
First Aid training and High Five Healthy Child Development
Certification. City of London Leader-In-Training is an
asset when being considered for employment. For information on our
Leadership Programs or First Aid and High Five courses, refer to