Newmarket Outdoor Skate Park - Final Concept Design

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Thank you to the 400+ participants that provided their feedback on what they wanted to see at Newmarket's first outdoor skatepark (located outside the Magna Centre) through our extensive public consultation process. Your feedback helped shape this unique and first in Newmarket outdoor skatepark will become a fantastic facility that will provide more much-needed recreational opportunities for youth to exercise, be outdoors and have fun.

Video the video below to see some highlights of the outdoor skatepark:


The outdoor skatepark will include a variety of skate features to accommodate junior to advanced riders and provide learning opportunities to all users and age groups. Some main features include:

  • A junior area with a small quarter pipe, manual pad, flatbar and a bank to curb
  • A central sculptural turn-around quarter pipe
  • Five set with hubba and rail
  • Wedge to wedge gap / table top
  • Asymmetrical quarter pipe hip
  • Slappy bank to curb
  • Mellow down rail, out ledge, out rail and manual pad
  • Eight set with rail and bank
  • Small quarter pipe
  • Multi-depth flow bowl with extension and pump roller

In addition to the skatepark features, the proposed amenities include gathering areas, shade sails, picnic tables, benches, landscaping features, bike racks, and a water bottle fill station.

View the final design concept site plan for more information on what is planned for the park.

With the skatepark’s design revealed, next steps include tendering the project through a request for proposal, awarding the contract, construction of the skate park and the eventual opening which is anticipated for spring 2022.

Thank you to the 400+ participants that provided their feedback on what they wanted to see at Newmarket's first outdoor skatepark (located outside the Magna Centre) through our extensive public consultation process. Your feedback helped shape this unique and first in Newmarket outdoor skatepark will become a fantastic facility that will provide more much-needed recreational opportunities for youth to exercise, be outdoors and have fun.

Video the video below to see some highlights of the outdoor skatepark:


The outdoor skatepark will include a variety of skate features to accommodate junior to advanced riders and provide learning opportunities to all users and age groups. Some main features include:

  • A junior area with a small quarter pipe, manual pad, flatbar and a bank to curb
  • A central sculptural turn-around quarter pipe
  • Five set with hubba and rail
  • Wedge to wedge gap / table top
  • Asymmetrical quarter pipe hip
  • Slappy bank to curb
  • Mellow down rail, out ledge, out rail and manual pad
  • Eight set with rail and bank
  • Small quarter pipe
  • Multi-depth flow bowl with extension and pump roller

In addition to the skatepark features, the proposed amenities include gathering areas, shade sails, picnic tables, benches, landscaping features, bike racks, and a water bottle fill station.

View the final design concept site plan for more information on what is planned for the park.

With the skatepark’s design revealed, next steps include tendering the project through a request for proposal, awarding the contract, construction of the skate park and the eventual opening which is anticipated for spring 2022.

QUESTIONS?

Please post your questions below or contact Eric Engman, 905-953-5300 ext. 2519 or email eengman@newmarket.ca 

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    with the location being so close to the Magna Centre itself, will additional resources be allocated to the facility staff and facility budget to account for the increased demand on washroom and inside amenities resulting from increased use due to skateboarders? will provisions be put in place to reduce or restrict 'boarders from riding at the actual facility entrances?, especially if they are encouraged to come inside to use washrooms, fountains, vending machines etc?

    Max Power asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Max - great question! Facilitates staff are aware of the skatepark project and do an amazing job maintaining the facility and will continue to do so once the skatepark is installed! One reason this skatepark location was chosen is due to the near-by amenities available to the skateboarders. Right now, an outdoor waterbottle fill station is being proposed for the skatepark users. We are reviewing signage and other avenues to deter skateboarders from skateboarding at the entrances of the building.

    Thanks for the comment! 

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    We travel every day to Lake Wilcox park in Richmondhill. It is the best in York Region and many other who attend this skatepark come from other Regions. It is very verstile long and spacious We hope u will incorporate their design and make Newmarket better. We live in Newmarket and would love to stay in our home town to skateboard.

    Aaliyah asked 12 months ago

    Hi Aaliyah - thanks for the comment and we're hoping you were able to participate in our Public Consultation Sessions/Surveys! We are very excited with the final design and hoping it attracts skateboarders from all over!


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    4 months ago, the suggestion of having a junior area separate from the intermediate riders, was discussed. Looking at the plans, the park is only on the west side of the magna centre. Was this due to budget?

    Nella asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Nella - that is correct!  At the very beginning of this project, we thought we could separate a junior area and advanced area at the Magna Centre, but learned through our subject matter experts  it was more beneficial to include junior and more advanced features in one larger skatepark to promote mentorship, learning, and provide more skatepark space for the users! With our finalized design, the area to the west has more junior features and more advanced features towards the east.

    Thank you for your comment

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    Hey, I dont remember if i mentioned this in my survey, but I would love to see proper mountain bike and dirt jump features. and I think a lot of other people will too. I know that you guys have been having issues with people building things all summer in forests and such. and a set of dirt jumps and mountain bike features can really counteract that. A must is a set of proper sized dirt jumps. step ups preferably as they are better to learn tricks.

    Sean asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for the suggestion, Sean! We tried to maximize the space we had for the concrete skatepark as identified in our Recreational Playbook Program which unfortunately means there wouldn't be room for dirt jumps as part of this project.  However, as a mountain biker myself, I do like the idea!

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    You should put in a rezy it is like a foam pit but it’s a ramp that leads on to a plastic sheet on the other side of the ramp with foam under it so you can try big tricks and not get hurt. And since it’s covering the foam it won’t ruin the foam and get wet or put a tarp over it when you close for the night. Thanks

    Cameron asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Cameron - thank you for the suggestion. We looked into the Resi-jump but it didn't fit inside this project's scope. I have forwarded this idea to the appropriate department to explore further.

    Thanks for the commen!

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    I dont know if I mentioned a rythm line/pump track with jumps, rollers, and berms, That would be amazing, and it can be merged somewhat with the skatepark in a creative way. What would be really cool, would be an outdoor resi jump, I dont know how it would be done, but that would be super cool and unique for an outdoor jump.

    Sean asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there - thank you for the suggestion! Unfortunately, a pump track and resi jump is outside of this project's scope but I have sent these ideas to the appropriate department to explore this idea  in the future.


    Thank you!

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    Where exactly will this skate park be located?

    N/A asked about 1 year ago

    The skatepark will be located between Mulock Drive and the West Parking Lot at the Magna Centre. The 3 concept plans provide the exact location for your review :) 

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    Planters in the skate park will take up valuable space and money that could be used for skate boarding.

    JJ asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for the comment. A small portion of the budget is reserved for plantings around the skatepark to enhance the aesthetics of the Magna Centre building facade. We will limit the plantings within the skatepark envelope to reduce safety hazards. 

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    Uxbridge has a skatepark and a pump track. Could Newmarket’s outdoor skate park have similar pump track?

    Maria00 asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for the suggestion! A pump track is not part of the scope of this project; but I have informed the appropriate staff about this request.

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    I hope the concepts will be run by the actual skateboarders so the voice of the customer is heard.

    SBB asked about 1 year ago

    Hello! We have consulted the community 2 times asking their feedback (once in May and in September). We will incorporate this community feedback into the final design. 

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