note: if you have photos or memories you would like added to this article contact us and we will update it for you, as we want the local community to feel part of this memorial magazine feature
Recently the beloved Lonsdale Skatepark was demolished as part of the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (HJCRC) and Lonsdale Square development being put in place by the City of North Vancouver and Darwin Construction.
The skate park was originally built by Spectrum Skateparks.
Initially, there was a fundraising and awareness rally to save the skate park, however, it was subsequently removed.
They are considering and have now approved putting in a temporary skate park to serve as an intermediary solution for the local skateboarding community at Mahon Park, which can be utilized while a long-term plan is put in place.
Skateboarding on Vancouver’s North Shore has always been a global draw for visitors and the scene here is decades strong. Not only with skate parks and street skating, but more particularly with the downhill longboarding scene.
No doubt local favorite The Boardroom will not be stoked about the news of Lonsdale Skate Park closing. The proximity to one another really drew the skaters from around the North Shore and Metro Vancouver region to skate here in the City and spend their money at local shops.
In order to do our best to honor the memory and history of Lonsdale Skate Park, we are going to organize some links below for you to view and share with people in the community to establish how much the skate park meant to everyone.
Full Video Tour of the entire Skatepark End to End From Unique Angles
North vancouver CITY FEST SKATE BOARD COMPETITION at Lonsdale Skate Park in 2015
Learn About CityFest 2022 at The Shipyards
Rollerblading Sends and Tricks at Lonsdale Skate park With Epic Storm in the Background
Video Game Renderings and Online Gameplay With YouTube Streamer
Links to Websites With Info About Lonsdale Skatepark in Photos, Videos, News, Blogs and More
- Session Atlas
- Trucks and Fins
- SBC Skateboard
- Evolve Camps
- North Shore Alliance Church
- Twitter Update from Mayor Linda Buchanan
- Maloof Money Cup Shoutout
- Georgia Strait Article About Spectrum Skatepark Creations
- Lonsdale / Centennial Skatepark by Vancouver Mom