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SLP Skate Park


SLP Skate Park is Open Daily from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

 
Please help us keep our new SLP Skate Park graffiti free! We have zero tolerance for graffiti. If you see graffiti, please report it using our Leth Requests App so that it can be removed as soon as possible by our Parks Graffiti Team.


The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting took place on Go Skateboarding Day -
Saturday, June 21st 2014
 


 
 
 
For more images of SLP Skate Park, check out this page on New Line Skateparks' website and
this page on Skateparktour.ca's website
 
 



 

On Wednesday July 24th, 2013, a Ground Breaking event was
held on the site of the SLP Skate Park.  

  


Scott Perry, CEO of SLP Industries


L to R: Tanya Gill, Urban Spirits Rotary Club
MLA Lethbridge East Bridget Pastoor
Scott Perry, CEO of SLP Industries
Mayor Rajko Dodic
Gloria Roth on behalf of The Honourable Greg Weadick, Associate Minister
of Municipal Affairs and MLA Lethbridge West
Chase Sheen and Brandon Amonson, Lethbridge Skateboard Association
George Hall, CEO of the Community Foundation of Lethbridge
and Southwestern Alberta
 

History

 

August 16, 2010 - Lethbridge Skateboard Association presents to City Council about the need for a new skateboard park due to concerns about safety and usage at the current park because of the location

 

Fall 2010 - The City provides funding to hire consultants to prepare a Skate Park Master Plan which would identify the need, facility development, capital and operating costs

 

April 4, 2011 - The Skate Park Master Plan is presented to City Council and approved as information

 

June 13, 2011 - City Council, through the Community Capital Projects Grant, approves a matching contribution up to $200,000 for 1/3 of the cost of a new skate park

 

February 2012 - City of Lethbridge staff complete a city-wide site selection process, evaluating 28 sites across the city using objective selection criteria. Nine sites were shortlisted. A committee evaluates and rates these sites to make recommendations on the best site in our community for a new park.

 

Spring 2012 - first annual Skate of the Art fundraiser, put on by the Lethbridge Skateboard Association, nets approximately $15,000

 

June 11, 2012 - Development permit for SLP Skate Park is applied for

 

July 6, 2012 - Planning officials approve the permit

 

December 2012 - anonymous donation of $50,000 is made towards the skate park, through the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta

 

February 4, 2013 - City Council approves naming rights for new skate park to SLP Industries, a local company owned by Scott Perry

 

Spring 2013 - design is at 95% completion

 

April 2013 - the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta chooses this project to donate $10,000 towards, in its spring 2013 Community Impacts Grants funding

 

April 2013 - a second donation from the community, in the amount of $4,000, is made towards this project through the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta

 

May 1, 2013 - signage is put on site recognizing the donors, including the local Lethbridge Urban Spirits Rotary Club, who choose this as one of their community projects

 

May 9, 2013 - City Council, meeting as Finance Committee, drafts a CIP project that will fund the shortfall on the SLP Skate Park and allow construction to begin in summer 2013

 

May 10, 2013 - The Province of Alberta announces $125,000 of funding through the CFEP program towards this project.  That evening, the second annual Skate of the Art fundraiser nets approximately $13,000

 

June 10, 2013 - City Council approves the 2014-2023 CIP budget which will then allow the skate park to be built in 2013

 

July 16, 2013 - the construction of the skate park is put out to tender

 

July 24, 2013 - SLP Skate Park Ground breaking event 

Fall 2013 - Construction begins on the park

January 9, 2014 - The park, while not complete, opens for usage.  

April-May 2014 - Finishing touches, landscaping will take place. 

 

June 21, 2014 - Grand Opening of the SLP Skate Park

 

 
 
 

Fundraising

 

Being eager to see a new skate park built, the Lethbridge Skateboard Association took on the task of fundraising.  With a positive response from the community with such events as Skate of the Art, an art auction, and partnering with local businesses to raise funds and awareness, the Association has been able to wind up fundraising efforts in 2013 due to funding coming through from some major partners.

 

The Lethbridge Skateboard Association received $125,000 from the provincial Community Facility Enhancement Program.  This leaves the remainder to be fundraised through grants and donations.  The Lethbridge Skateboard Association also raised $25,000 from the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Urban Spirits, $10,000 through the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwest Alberta, and a $50,000 anonymous donation was made to the project through the Community Foundation in December 2012.

 

SLP Industries, a local company, has sponsored the naming of the park and this naming opportunity was approved by City Council on February 4, 2013. 

 

City Council approved covering the remainder in their 2014-2023 Capital Improvement Project budget, in the spring of 2013.

 

Site Selection

 

City of Lethbridge staff completed a city-wide site selection process for a new community skateboard park in February 2012.  This process began in the fall of 2011 and included evaluation of 28 sites across the city using objective selection criteria.

 

Through that process, nine potential sites were shortlisted.  One of the criteria that was used to evaluate sites was neighborhood impact, and the top site would have minimal neighborhood impact as well as excellent access.

 

A development permit was applied for on June 11, 2012. Planning officials approved a permit on July 6, 2012.