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Skatepark Background
Skatepark Background

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.

Public Meetings
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 meetings.

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.

Official Opening
On September 27, 2003 the Skatepark was officially opened and donators were recognized by members of Council and Mayor Hazel McCallion.