In the planning of this proposed design I’ve created for Alexandria Ontario, I’ve tried to consider the local community that uses the park as well as create something that would entice many new visitors.
I’ve designed all the obstacles to be low to medium in height; easy to challenging in difficulty to allow every level of experienced rider to enjoy the entire park.
Being a skateboarder myself my primary objectives is always geared towards skateboarding. However I’ve also kept this design relative to other sports and just as equal. When looking at the flow of the park, I went with an open concept and very straight forward approach to the obstacles and lines versus a scattered approach. This allows for multiple start locations and therefore maximizing the simultaneous usage in a small area and avoids collisions.
The last thing I took into consideration, being a builder as well was to focus on a park layout that is more cost effective. Therefore achieving a greater area of coverage. By cost effective I’m speaking of how it is built, the time it takes and the simplicity of it.
All in all, I wanted to create a dynamic design that welcomes many creative approaches and imagination but also keeps some very standard obstacles found in many other parks. This allows people to practice and learn here and take their skills to another location for fun, competition, or future Olympic status if that’s thier goal.
Overall I believe this is a well rounded design that achieves those goals. Giving every generation, skill level and sport a chance to excel and enjoy to ride. The design also allows for easy expansion so hopefully this will open doors and possible expansions that focus on a singular aspects of the sport. Ex. A bowl