So rather than do a half-baked list, we figured we’d set up The Boardroom Skatepark Guide! Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of all the parks on the Emerald Isle. We’ve set it up by Province and will be updating each park’s profile with info, photos and video as we get our hands on it. If you know of any parks that we’ve left out, let us know. If have really good photos or videos from your local park that you want to share, do it! We’ll add them to the park’s profile.
The purpose of this is to promote BMX and Skating in a positive way throughout the country and to help people find facilities close to them so they can get into their sport of choice and enjoy it more.
It might even be of use to you for a roadtrip or holiday!Read our guidelines
No matter which park you go to, indoor or outdoor, private or public, you should keep an eye on your belongings. Nowhere is all that different at the end of the day, it's up to you to make sure you don't leave your stuff somewhere where it can be poached!
While it shouldn’t need to be covered, there are unwritten rules when it comes to skateparks. This is known as skatepark etiquette. Simply, it’s about common sense and manners, but from having been to many, many parks and seen too much too mention, it’s worth writing down. It's still amazing to see how hostile people can be to eachother even though we're all into the same thing.
Everyone has to start somewhere, so rather than getting competitive or rude with people you don't know, say hello and be nice to new people.
You will at some point crash into someone, their fault or yours, it’s not fun. Just because you’re riding/skating doesn’t mean everyone else is paying attention.
There’s nothing more frustrating than that person who drops in every second go. Nobody likes that person… People will be somewhat understanding if you’re new to your sport, but will be less tolerant if you should know better. If you don’t know, now you know.
There’s a couple of reasons for this. The first is that littering is lazy and inconsiderate. The second is that skateboard wheels can catch on anything from a ringpull of a can to a 5 cent coin. Those bails hurt! The third reason is that littering just makes parks look horrible and local communities tend not to like the parks anyway, so let’s not give them a reason to hate them more.
A skatepark is a skatepark, not a playground.
If you take on board any of those pointers above, you should be ok...
So, that’s our little list. Be considerate, keep your eyes open and be conscious of others. It actually makes everyone’s time in the park more enjoyable when you can just have a good time and not have to worry about anyone else. x