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Skatepark

The Wynyard Skatepark is located in Lions Park. The 4000 sq.ft park includes multiple grinding ledges, ramps and a half-pipe. For information on the design process and fundraising, visit the Wynyard Skatepark Project Facebook page.  Before you visit the park, please familiarize yourself with the Skatepark Rules and Skatepark Etiquette listed below.

The park is unsupervised. The Town of Wynyard is not responsible for loss, damage or injury from the use of the park. Use at your own risk.

Skate Park  – Covid-19 Restrictions

  • Ensure you stay 2 meters away from others
  • If you are unwell, stay home

SKATEPARK RULES

Park hours: 8:00am – dusk

8:00 am – 10:00 am: recommended for children/youth and beginner skaters

10:00 am – dusk: Open to all

  1. Helmets and safety gear strongly recommended
  2. No glass containers
  3. No littering or graffiti
  4. No foul language or aggressive behavior
  5. No smoking, vaping, drugs or alcohol
  6. No loud music
  7. No motorized vehicles
  8. Spectators welcome – off the park surface
  9. The skatepark is not a playground. To avoid injuries, anyone not skateboarding, scootering, biking or roller-blading should play elsewhere.
  10. Always be respectful of other users and the park

The park is unsupervised. The Town of Wynyard is not responsible for loss, damage or injury from the use of the park. Use at your own risk.

The Town has a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of bullying, foul language or aggressive behavior at any Town facility. If you are able to, go to the park or facility with your child and supervise their play. Youth are more likely to behave in a positive way when an adult is present.

SKATEPARK ETIQUETTE

We’re very fortunate to have the new outdoor concrete skatepark in Wynyard. The skatepark is free and open for anyone to use, provided they follow the rules.  However, there are a host of unwritten or informal rules which govern skateparks. This is called “skatepark etiquette”. Here are a few basic rules of skatepark etiquette that should be followed at every skatepark:

Flow

Flow refers to the directions people go in a park. Each park has a flow or “lines” comparable to traffic. You wouldn’t drive the wrong way down a one way street– don’t go against the flow. If you’re new to a park, take a few minutes to watch how people are using it so you can learn the flow.

Beginners

If you’re a beginner, we suggest going to the skatepark at non-peak hours. Even better is learning how to push and balance before going to the skatepark. Learn the rules and etiquette of the skatepark. If you’re an experienced skater, give beginners extra room and time. Offer advice and remember – we were all beginners at one point.

Sitting

Don’t sit in areas that can be used for skating. This includes ledges, stairs, rails, and coping.

No snaking

Everyone needs to wait their turn at a skatepark. “Snaking” means going when it’s not your turn. Don’t do this.

No marathon runs

A marathon run is where someone just keeps going and going without taking any breaks. This is particularly problematic when skating a bowl or ramp where there is typically only one user at a time. Keep runs short and when you are finished, get out of the way so the next person can go.

Spitting

It’s gross when people spit. It’s also illegal. If you have to spit, do it in a garbage can.

Other users

Please be courteous of all users (skateboards, bikes, roller blades, scooters) and treat them with respect. The skatepark is not a playground. If you are not skateboarding, scootering, biking or roller-blading, play somewhere else.

Dirty Equipment

No muddy tires. Just got finished riding dirt jumps? Cool. Now wash your tires before coming into the park. Dirt and little pebbles are treacherous to skateboard and roller-blade wheels.

“BOARD!”

Every once in awhile, you’ll hear someone yell “Board!” at the skatepark. This is simply to signify that their board is either shot up in the air and could fall, or it got away from them while doing a trick. If this happens to you, be sure to yell board so it doesn’t hit someone else. Taking a skateboard to the head isn’t a pleasant experience.

Clean up After Yourself

Since the skatepark is a communal spot, be sure to take all of your trash with you instead of leaving it around the park. We want the skateparks to be a healthy, fun environment so we can keep them around. When the park has trash and litter everywhere, it makes it less appealing for skaters to go there. A good, stable rule is to leave an area cleaner than you found it. Trust me, everyone will be thanking you later!

SKATEPARK DONORS

Park Name Sponsor ($50,000 +)

Wynyard Kinsmen

Platinum Sponsors ($10,000.00-$49,000.00)

Richardson Pioneer

Wynyard Rec Risers

Margaret Melsted

Gold Sponsors ($2,000.00-$9,999.00)

Barb & Mike Coderre

Bolt Seed Farms

Gord Chorney

Gordon Burns

Krista & Marty Salter

Lou & Irene Coderre in memory of Barb &

Mike Coderre

Melsted Farms

Nutrien

SCL Welding

Scotia Bank

Southsiders Trail Club

Wynyard Co-op

Wynyard Kinettes

Wynyard Lioness

Silver Sponsors ($400.00-$1, 999.00)

Bank of Montreal

BroadGrain Commodities Inc.

Carla Karakochuk

Compass Minerals

Harrison Senft

Les Sather

Mark Tarry

Mel Solvason

Midway Ambulance

Prairie Pride

Rod Sveinbjornson

Romel Estanislao

The Wrecking Bar & Grill

Therese Eberts

Wynter Wynds

Wynyard Composite High School Teachers

Wynyard Credit Union

Wynyard Pharmacy

Wynyard Technologies

Bronze Sponsors ($100.00-$399.00)

Blackjack’s Collision & Auto Sales

Karey Gerber

Karrie Ann Prisiak

Ken Doidge

Crystal & Kris Klebeck

Paulette Thomson

Paulson & Ferraton

Peggy Shrader

Sienna, Triston Middleton & Scott McNabb