Parkgate SK8 Park

The Parkgate SK8 Park is unique with a combination of bowl and street elements. The skate park was officially opened in the fall of 2000, and attracts hundreds of youth year round! Participants need to provide their own skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads. Helmets are mandatory and it is highly recommended that skaters wear other safety equipment.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday, and Sunday 9am-10pm
Friday and Saturday 9am-11pm

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Parkgate SK8 Park Rules

  • The skate park is not supervised.  Use at your own risk.
  • The District of North Vancouver is not responsible for loss, damage and or injury from the use of this skate park.
  • Wearing a helmet is mandatory.  The use of elbow pads, knee pads and wrist  guards is strongly recommended.
  • No skateboarding after dark or when the surface is wet.
  • Please do not play amplified music or make noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of the neighbourhood.
  • Rollerblades and bikes are permitted in the bowl, but participants must adhere to the rules and skate park etiquette
  • Renting the skate park is not an option.
  • No glass is allowed around the skate park.  Note: There are no food or refreshment concessions around the skate park, however Bean Around the World and Safeway are next door.

Skateboard Lessons:

Skateboard lessons are available during the summer months (weather permitting). For more information and to register, contact North Vancouver Recreation & Culture

Parkgate SK8 Park Features

The skate park is for the young and young at heart! Let your voice be heard.  Contact the District of North Vancouver Parks Department at 604-990-3800 if the ‘bowl’ needs fixing or you encounter any safety issues. Your input is important.

  • Approximately 5,500 square feet
  • Concrete finish
  • Coping, street-style elements around the perimeter
  • Lighting and benches
  • Adjacent to outdoor sports court and indoor Youth Centre
  • Freestyle area with mini 1/4
  • Big 45 degree wedge bank
  • Pyramid with flat bar
  • Seven-foot deep keyhole joined at one side with a spines to four and a half mini half with capsule end
  • Joined on one side with hip to six-foot mini half with capsule end
  • Continuous metal coping throughout

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ParkgateSK8 Park Background

The Parkgate SK8 Park is one of the first hybrid bowl and street-style parks in North America. It was the result of a youth-driven initiative that began in 1994 and gained momentum during the summer of 1998. Community members of all ages contributed their design ideas for the skate park and received invaluable assistance during this process. Many of the community’s skaters helped raise funds for the skate park construction. Funding for the project came from the British Columbia 2000 Community Spirit Grant, the Vancouver Foundation, private donations, the District of North Vancouver and the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture.

This skate park was the first project to receive a community public art grant through the District of North Vancouver. The goal of the community public art program is to create art work that is accessible to the public, not simply by virtue of its placement in a public space or because of its content, but through the engagement of community members in defining and shaping their environment. Through this grant, granite and concrete benches were designed to incorporate art and functionality.

If you need more information about this skate park or you would like to get involved, contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at the Youth Centre?

The Youth Centre at Parkgate Community Centre is a safe space for youth to chill. Free food is available at almost all drop-ins. Facilities include a large screen TV, Wii, PS3, pool table, foosball, air hockey, board games and access to a gymnasium with various sporting equipment. Drop-ins also feature movies, art and crafting materials, climbing wall opportunities and more. To see what is happening, check out the youth events calendar.

Who goes to the Youth Centre?

Youth from ages 11 to 18 are welcome to drop in to the Youth Centre during times listed on the Youth Centre page.  Note that preteens and teens have different drop-in times. Occasionally there are events for youth aged 19 to 24. Please check out the youth events calendar for more information.

Who can I talk to at the Youth Centre?

The Youth Centre is staffed by trained youth workers who can support you through an issue and/or direct you to other community resources.

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