Kensington Skate Park officially opens Saturday, July 17
The new skate park at Kensington Park will officially open on Saturday, July 17 from 11am to 1pm. The event will include a ribbon cutting, cake, skateboard demonstrations by local skaters and a helmet giveaway. The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition and Concrete Powder skateboard magazine will also be hand. The park is located at 37th Avenue at Knight Street, east of the Kensington Community Centre.
Kensington is Vancouver’s seventh skate park. The retro-style bowl is unique to the Lower Mainland and is already very popular with the local skate community.
The skateboard park was completed earlier this month and was in use moments after the construction fencing came down. It features a bowl similar to empty swimming pools used for skateboarding in California, several ledges, a gap feature, a mini ramp and seating area for spectators.