Vancouver Park Board approves 20-year strategy to upgrade skateboarding infrastructure

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will invest up to $19.6 million to improve the city’s skateboarding infrastructure over the next two decades. 

CitySkate, a strategy for improving skateboard amenities approved during the park board’s Monday meeting, includes building seven new skate parks around the city, constructing 10 skate ‘spots’ in parks, and upgrading existing facilities.

Vancouver’s skateboarding infrastructure is in short supply and in need of upgrades, according to Jeff Cole, a longtime skateboarder and president of the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition.

“They are in desperate need of repair, most of them are falling apart … the spaces don’t meet the demand of the user group,” he said.

According to the CitySkate report, the majority of

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