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. This project is jointly funded with Infrastructure Canada.

Infrastructure Ontario

Skatepark Concept Vote Results


A Virtual Public Information Centre was held on January 13, 2022 to present 2 skatepark concepts. An online vote was held from January 14 to 31,  and Concept #2 was voted the preferred option. View the summarized the vote results. (PDF, 532 KB)

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. The centralized location provides access for residents from Dundas and West Hamilton, is along a transit route and is close to several schools. 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

  • January 13, 2021: PIC #2 was held, to present 2 finalized skatepark concepts to the public
  • November 23, 2021: Rider Focused Working Group Meeting #2 was held. 3 skatepark concepts were presented. The 3 concepts were voted on by the Working Group after the meeting. 3 concepts were narrowed down to 2 concepts that will be presented to the public.
  • October 4, 2021: Rider Focused Working Group Meeting 1. Results of rider questionnaire presented to the Working Group
  • July to September 2021: Rider Focused Working Group formed. Rider questionnaires completed.
  • June 25 to September 2021: Design consultant hired.
  • May 1 to June 25, 2021: The City has received interest from 40 people to become part of the rider focused working group. This group is made up of riders from Dundas, West Hamilton and other areas within the City of Hamilton.
  • June 8, 2021: Virtual project kickoff meeting held to introduce the project and request rider focused working group members.
  • October 8, 2020 to April 2021: Internal coordination and preparations for virtual project kickoff meeting. 
  • Late 2019 to October 8, 2020:  Project scope discussions with Ainslie Wood Community Association and Alexander Park Minor Sports.

What’s Next?

After the concept voting period ends, the results will be summarized and posted on this web page and the final preferred skatepark concept will be announced. The successful concept will then be developed into a detailed design and construction drawing set and the project will be tendered and constructed in the summer of 2022 (pending available budget).

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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]