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A new network of skateparks is coming to Laval

Laval, August 31, 2021 - Ville de Laval is announcing the development of a new network of major skateparks that will significantly enhance the current supply of facilities on its territory. The new network will include eight new concrete infrastructures, including six local sites and two that will be able to host large-scale events, such as competitions by high-level athletes. This initiative is in line with the city's commitment to offering snowboarders of all ages and abilities varied, high-quality facilities in dynamic, accessible living environments, as well as encouraging the discovery of emerging sports.

"Skateboarding is a sport that has grown in popularity over the past few years, and this rise will continue, especially with the sport's arrival at the Olympic Games this year. Skateparks are also lively places, where the whole family comes together to have fun and get moving. Scooters, BMX bikes and inline skates are now commonplace. My colleagues and I are thrilled to see this network being set up, and we can't wait to see the Laval population make it their own!"
- Yannick Langlois, Orée-des-Bois municipal councillor responsible for sports and leisure issues

In 2022-2023, the city is already planning three of the six proximity sites in the following parks:
- Parc du Sablon (Chomedey);
- Parc du Moulin (Saint-François);
- Parc Notre-Dame (Sainte-Rose).

Construction of the other three local sites is scheduled for 2024 in locations yet to be specified, while the two event sites will be built in subsequent years. In addition to the network of six local sites and two event sites, smaller skateparks could be created to complete the offer, depending on needs and feasibility in neighborhood parks.

A network developed with experts
Ville de Laval will develop its network with the help of experts chosen after a call for tenders process, so the skateparks will be varied to meet the preferences of as many skateboarders as possible.

Additional information
To find out more about the skatepark network, visit laval.ca
Photo credit : iStock

Sources :

Myriam Legault
Communications and Marketing Department

Public Affairs Advisor
450 680-2343
[email protected]

Robert-Charles Longpré
Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee

Special Advisor
438 400-9709
[email protected]