Improving our Parks

Alexander Park Skate Park

Alexander Skate Park is a proposed +/-1,000m2 (10,764 Sq. Ft.) wheeled sport facility located within Alexander Park in West Hamilton (Ward 1). The concrete facility will be integrated with the park’s existing amenities and will cater to a variety of wheeled sports such as skateboarding, rollerblading, scooters and BMX bikes.

Public Engagement


An online project kickoff meeting will take place on Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 7:30pm, chaired by Councillor Maureen Wilson’s Ward 1 Office. Register for the meeting here.

Background

Alexander Park is a 4.17 hectare (10.32 acre) neighbourhood park located at 201 Whitney Avenue by Rifle Range Road. The park includes one hardball field, three softball fields, batting cages, a play structure (2020), swings, spray pad (2018), and a washroom/storage building.

In 2017,  the City’s Recreation section completed an in-depth skateboard park study, which aided in identifying Alexander Park as the ideal site for this facility in the lower west end of the City. In 2018, the existing wading pool/skate bowl was removed for the installation of a new spray pad and shade structure. The removal of the skate bowl kickstarted the city’s plans to install the skate park. Working with the Ainslie Wood Community Association and Alexander Park Minor Sports, it was determined that the removal of one softball field is required to accommodate the footprint of the skate park.

Progress

  • October 8, 2020 - April 2021: Internal coordination and preparations for virtual project kickoff meeting. 
  • Late 2019 - October 8, 2020:  Project scope discussions with Ainslie Wood Community Association and Alexander Park Minor Sports.

What’s Next?

The City will be conducting a project kick-off meeting in June 2021. The meeting is meant to mark the starting point of the skate park design process and inform the design team what features would be most desired. In addition to public feedback, we will be looking for interested individuals to become part of a focus group during the design process. If you are interested in becoming a focus group member, please submit an email with your contact information to [email protected]

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Keep In Touch

If you are not already part of our Alexander Park Skate Park circulation list and would like to be, please forward your contact information to [email protected] and we will be sure to keep you up to date on progress, workshops, meetings etc.

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, please contact:

Ken Wheaton, Project Manager
Landscape Architectural Services
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 2289
Email: [email protected]