In the summer of 2001 we encouraged skateboarders to complete an on-line survey which was
designed to gather important information from the skateboarding community.
Over 300 skateboard enthusiasts responded to the survey.
The information collected was used to assist us in choosing a site for the skateboard park.
After considering a number of key factors, the site that was chosen for Mississauga's first
skateboard park was the Parkway Belt Lands at Iceland Arena.
In addition to choosing a site for the skateboard park, the Community Services skatepark
team hired a consultant to design and oversee construction of the new facility. Van Der Zalm
and Associates, a well qualified firm with extensive skatepark design experience, was
awarded the contract for this work.
With the assistance of the Van der Zalm and Associates team, the Community Services
Department hosted a series of four public meetings regarding the skatepark. We would like to
thanks everyone who attended and participated in the meaningful discussions at these
The Design Workshop meeting was held on April 22, 2002, and was attended by over 30 local
skateboarders. We were very pleased with the feedback generated at this meeting.
The Concept review meeting was held on May 21, 2002, and was attended by over 25
participants. At this meeting the consultant's team presented the group with their skatepark
concepts that they generated from the information gathered at the design workshop. The
completed design was presented at a public open house on May 30, 2002.
On September 27, 2003 the Skatepark was officially opened and donators were recognized
by members of Council and Mayor Hazel McCallion.