Calgary has approximately 30,000 people that participate to some extent, at various levels of skateboarding. Skateboarding encourages unstructured recreating opportunities for youth and adults. Skateboarding is a legitimate extension of the recreational spectrum and contributes to Recreation’s vision of an active, creative and vibrant city.
The City operates two types of skateparks in Calgary:
- Shaw Millennium Park, which is a permanent skatepark
- Community Mobile Skateparks, which are set up in communities around the city each summer
Skateboarding lessons and camps and a variety of skateboarding competitions are held every summer at various skateparks.
For details on City of Calgary plans to build permanent skateparks and skatespots across Calgary, check out the Skatepark development.
Shaw Millennium Park
Shaw Millennium Park (SMP) is North America's largest free outdoor skatepark. SMP opened in September 2000 and has over 35,000 visitors a year. Please note that SMP is unsupervised and users participate at their own risk.
1220 - 9 Ave S.W. - Map
Open 24 hours a day
- 75,000 square feet of skateable surface
- Basketball courts
- Family park with cascade fountain
- Millennium clock
- Public washrooms & drinking fountain
- Laser lights
SMP is a five minute walk from the 10th street C-Train station, or you will find paid parking available onsite.