Neilson

Type of Park: Outdoor Year of Construction: 2018 Material: Concrete Ward: 22 Scarborough-Agincourt Size (sq. ft.): 6,900 Size (sq. m.): 641 Address: 1555 Neilson Rd.

With the success of the indoor skatepark at the Malvern Arena, the local youth and skateboard club began advocating for a permanent outdoor facility in 2014. In 2015, the TSC helped secure a $500,000 budget commitment from city council for the design and construction of a permanent concrete skatepark. After assessing several sites around the city, a decision was made in 2016 to allocate the funding to Neilson Park. In 2017, a landscape architect and skatepark consultant were hired. They hosted 3 community meetings in which staff from the TSC as well as local youth participated in helping to design the skatepark. The construction documents went out to tender in early 2018 with construction completed in December 2018. The original tender went over budget and a section of the skatepark was removed. The local community is advocating for the completion of phase 2. Neilson Park Skatepark is a street style skatepark with flat banks, quarter pipes, manny pads, stairs and variety of ledges
and rails. Phase 2 will include a half-pipe and additional transitional features which will help balance out the riding experience.