Similar to bike riding, skateboarding is an "unstructured" recreation activity. There are no rules, no timeframes - it's free play and is critical to the healthy development of our youth. In addition to being an affordable physical activity, skateboarding naturally encourages confidence and individuality among other benefits. The City offers both mobile and permanent skateparks throughout Calgary to encourage active, healthy and creative living.
Calgary’s permanent skateparks are open to all wheeled-sports. This includes in-line skates, bmx, scooters and skateboards. No motorized vehicles permitted.
||Shaw Millennium Park|
Canada’s largest outdoor skatepark, centrally located at 1220 9th Ave. S.W.
- Open 24 hours
The overall design and landscape inspiration is derived from the ‘Elbow River deposit’. This community skatespot offers flow and street style skate features and is located at 1015 73rd Ave. S.W.
- Open 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
|Huntington Hills Skatepark
||under construction. Centre St. & 64th Ave. N.W.|
||under construction. 11 Sackville Dr. S.W.|
Community Mobile Skateparks
Each summer, The City of Calgary, in partnership with community associations, host temporary mobile skateparks at locations throughout the city.
Skateboarding lessons and camps and a variety of skateboarding competitions are held every summer at various skateparks.
Calgary’s mobile skatepark program is open to in-line skaters and skateboarders only.
Future skatepark development
Recognizing the gap in the amenities vs. the amount of wheeled sport participants (skateboard, scooter, inline skating, bmx), City Council approved the Skateboard Amenities Strategy (SAS) in 2011 as the guiding document for future skatepark development.