The new Topaz Park Bike and Skate Park opened over the weekend, inviting the public to experience the largest skate bowl on lower Vancouver Island for the first time.
The new bike park and four-wheel skate park were designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind, with input from technical experts and people with lived experience, including athletes.
Construction of the new 3,000 square meter skate park and 6,000 meter bike park began in December 2021 with a concept developed through extensive community engagement, surveys and input from the skate and bike community.
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On Saturday, a community celebration marked the grand opening of the new park, inviting the public to the grand opening which included prizes, games and demonstrations by some of Canada’s top professional riders.
The event also included tours with New Line Skateparks, showcasing the park’s various features to the community, as well as food trucks, community booths and a live DJ.
Design work for the next phase of Topaz Park improvements is scheduled for 2023 and will include new pickleball courts, ball diamond improvements and an improved leash-optional dog area.
You can see photos from the opening celebrations below: