McLennan Park is located at 901 Ottawa Street South in Kitchener, Ontario and it is quite the place to visit for an afternoon of family fun. They have a leash-free dog park, a splash pad, basketball courts, a dirt bike course, a playground, and a great skateboard park.
This is one of the few parks in the area that has a full-sized bowl.
There are places where you can skate it just like a half-pipe. It even has an extra tall wall with pool-style coping at the top.
And for the new-era skateboarders, it has a nice street course as well.
The double camel humps are a lot of fun.
There are plenty of places to grind.
This quarter-pipe is quite nice.
Here is a shot of the three-step, downslope ledge, jump ramp, and incline.
These stairs are more for the advanced skateboarders.
I’ve been to this park many times and have yet to see anyone use this obstacle.
This is a great park and very enjoyable to skate. Come skate it with me some day!
It’s very cool to skateboarders taking such ownership of their neighbourhood park. Beasely has such a rich history and I was there for some of it. I was sitting on the sidelines at the very skateboard competition shown in this documentary.
I went every single year, sat on my board, and watched very talented skaters do all sorts of crazy tricks. It was always a lot of fun. I miss those days. Haven’t been to the Annual Beasley Competition in years. Perhaps I should do something about that.
It’s a day where skateboarders from all over the world celebrate their passion for the sport. They are special events, competitions, give-aways, and skate sessions happening all day long.
West 49 has a list of the events and competitions that are happening all throughout Canada.
I plan on attending the event at Iceland in Mississauga. Their park is beautiful and quite large. And they will be having contests throughout the afternoon based on age group. Hope they have one for old-fogies like me. They will even have some coached on hand. Maybe I can finally learn how to kickflip.
Here is one of my favourite pictures from last year.
Hope to get a few new pictures tomorrow, land some good tricks, and have fun with family and friends.
I really didn’t think I’d get the chance to skateboard during the Christmas holiday break. But due to warmer than season temperatures and nice weather, I found myself at the newly redesigned White Oaks Skatepark.
It’s really close to the mall of the same name and a great place to skate.
The park is a nice size and has a great flow to it.
This quarter-pipe lets you launch towards two different sections of the park. It is a little steep for my liking but well-designed nonetheless.
Nice stairs and down-ramps. I like the three stairs to ramp portion!
There is a series of boxes and edges to do grinds and other tricks on spread out throughout the park.
This is quite typical for the middle obstacle at outdoor skateparks.
I had a great time skating here last week and will definitely be coming back soon.
I’ve been living in London for a few years now and I only just discovered this amazing skatepark.
It has the best half-pipe that I have ever seen at a free outdoor facility.
I like that the ramp is wide and not too tall. It is also very well-maintained.
West Lions Park looks like a great place to spend an afternoon. Besides the half-pipe, there is a cute little street course. It is a bit small but nice nonetheless. I love the contour for doing tricks along the edge and the rail blocks that aren’t as scary as regular rails.
There is also a Splash Pad on the site to cool down after a great skate session.
This might just be my new favourite skate spot.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of The West Lions Skatepark Zone and I hope to see you out there one day this summer!
And if none of those tickle your fancy, a quick Google search will help you find one closer.
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This past weekend, the main street in Downtown London was closed to traffic and the Forest City threw an amazing Street Party!
My campus radio station was highlighting local talent on two different stages along the two kilometers of Dundas Street.
There were plenty of vendors to visit and activities to do.
I’ve been to plenty of street parties and invariably, there are usually a few skateboarders there, but I’d never seen a make-shift skatepark as part of the celebration.
They had three quarter-pipes, a box, and a rail. They organizers gave away prizes randomly for great tricks too. There were quite a few skaters and an enthusiastic audience. It was definitely one of the highlights of Dundas Street Fest!
This video pretty much blew me away. Guo Miyagi has a very unconventional style when it comes to skateboarding. He celebrates some old school traditions and combines them with parkour techniques and new school tricks. I can’t say enough good things about this.