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Neighbourhood Skateboard Parks FAQ


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  • How big are skateboard parks?

    Our skateboard parks are approximately 200 square metres  (2100 square feet)

  • Who uses the neighbourhood skateboard parks?

    The neighbourhood skateboard park concept has been designed to attract local youth with a focus on beginner and intermediate skill level users.  Due to the relatively small size of the skate park, they do not typically attract users from a broader area.

  • How close is a neighbourhood skateboard park to residential neighbours?

    Current design practices requires 30 metres (100 feet) setback from residences.

  • How noisy are neighbourhood skateboard parks?

    Though there may be noise, as there is from any other park features such as swings, this is confined to daylight hours.

  • How will the City deal with graffiti on skateboard parks?

    Skateboard park graffiti tagging is subject to current City by-laws, policies and practices.  These by-laws are being updated to a "zero tolerance" standard.  Such graffiti will be actively removed from skateboard parks.  Graffiti style murals must meet City's public art policies and will require prior approval.

  • Will skateboard parks be lit at night?

    No,  the City does not light skateboard parks.  All City parks are technically closed from 10 pm to 6 am and we don't want to promote use during this time.  People within a park from 10 pm and 6 am are trespassing and can be fined accordingly.

  • Do skateboard parks create safety concerns?

    Evidence shows that there are fewer reported accidents and injuries associated with skateboard parks than with other outdoor park activities.
    London police experience no higher degree of issues associated with skate parks than with other park amenities that serve as gathering points (e.g. swing sets, play equipment).