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Fort Erie Skatepark


NOTICE: On March 31, 2020, the Ontario Government extended its emergency declaration to stop the spread of COVID-19. Under the new order, all outdoor recreational amenities such as sports fields and playgrounds are to be closed. This new order includes all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities, including but not limited to:

  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Tennis Courts, Multi-Use Courts, Basketball Courts and Pickelball Courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skatepark
  • Picnic areas
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Parks shelters and pavilions
  • Condo parks and gardens
  • And other outdoor recreational amenities.

Green spaces in public parks, ravines, conservation areas and trails like the Friendship Trail would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves remain closed.

Over the next couple days, Town Staff will be installing signs and restricting public access to outdoor amenities, where possible. To read more about the Town’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.forterie.ca/pages/Covid19News. To stay up-to-date with the latest advice from Niagara Region Public Health, visit  www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/default.aspx

 

FORT ERIE SKATEPARK

The Fort Erie Skatepark boasts a traditional bowl and a street park designed by renowned skatepark designer Jim Barnum of Spectrum Skatepark Creations. The bowl is an old-school design popular with BMX bikers, while the street section include quarter pipes, fun boxes, stairs, rails and some unique rollers. With parking available at the Town Hall and Leisureplex, the park is well suited to all experience levels of skateboarder, BMX bikers and inline skaters.

Fort Erie Skatepark Bowl

The use of safety equipment is strongly recommended including a helmet, elbow and knee pads.

In addition, a 'Parent-Cam' provides a live view of the skatepark, below.

Graffiti is not tolerated at the Skatepark. The skatepark is monitored by video surveillance, which is used for the purposes of identifying and ultimately prosecuting those who vandalize the skatepark.

 

Current view of the Skate Park