Waterloo's new action sport parks

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We are building more action sport parks across Waterloo to complement the popular flagship skatepark in uptown, on Father David Bauer Drive.

We’ve selected these locations for new parks:

  • Albert McCormick Community Centre
  • RIM Park
  • Stork Family YMCA/John M. Harper Branch Library

Please see the news feed for an update on the Albert McCormick Central Plaza official opening!


RIM Park Bike Park and Skate Spot

We are building two new action sport parks at RIM Park.

This fall (2021), we will begin construction on the RIM Park West Bike Park.


This is a map of the location at RIM Park where the bike park will be built.



Construction for the Skate Spot at RIM Park East will begin in 2023. Consultants used input from the community to draft these proposed designs.


This is a map of the location at RIM Park East where the skate spot will be built.



Stork Family YMCA/John M. Harper Branch Library Skate Spot

Construction for this skate spot will begin in 2022. Consultants used input from the community to draft these proposed designs.


This is a map of the location at the Harper Branch Library where the skate spot will be built.



We are building more action sport parks across Waterloo to complement the popular flagship skatepark in uptown, on Father David Bauer Drive.

We’ve selected these locations for new parks:

  • Albert McCormick Community Centre
  • RIM Park
  • Stork Family YMCA/John M. Harper Branch Library

Please see the news feed for an update on the Albert McCormick Central Plaza official opening!


RIM Park Bike Park and Skate Spot

We are building two new action sport parks at RIM Park.

This fall (2021), we will begin construction on the RIM Park West Bike Park.


This is a map of the location at RIM Park where the bike park will be built.



Construction for the Skate Spot at RIM Park East will begin in 2023. Consultants used input from the community to draft these proposed designs.


This is a map of the location at RIM Park East where the skate spot will be built.



Stork Family YMCA/John M. Harper Branch Library Skate Spot

Construction for this skate spot will begin in 2022. Consultants used input from the community to draft these proposed designs.


This is a map of the location at the Harper Branch Library where the skate spot will be built.



Questions

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    Will there be enough parking for other purposes? I often play hockey there on a Monday night and it is busy early on with children finishing up their skating lessons. All this is great, but there has to be parking. Sorry I can't take the bus with all my hockey gear on!

    Dawn H. asked 11 months ago

    Thanks for your inquiry about parking at AMCC, and I'm sorry for the delayed response. There is plenty of parking available for visitors to the library, the community centre and the arena. We built a new parking lot near the library entrance off Glenelm Crescent, so visitors can now park in that new lot, in the original parking lot behind the facility, and along Parkside Drive. I've included a rendering of the available parking in case this helps to visualize the space. Rendering of available parking at Albert McCormick Community Centre

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    When will the RIM Park Bike park be completed?

    Tom asked 11 months ago

    Hi Tom, thanks for submitting your question! We do plan to start construction this fall, and hope to have it ready for use before the snow flies. This plan depends on site conditions, weather, etc. We look forward to breaking ground and seeing the park in action! 

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    Hey is there an updated date to when the splash pad at Albert McCormick will be opened? All I've seen is "summer of 2021". Thanks, - Felipe

    Felipe asked 11 months ago

    Great question! Thanks for submitting it, Felipe! The Albert McCormick Central Plaza officially opens Friday, July 16. We plan to make an official announcement on Tuesday on our social media channels. Hope you enjoy the new space!

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    Will the plants and trees to be planted in these parks be species native to Waterloo Region or at least Ontario? I do hope that they are as this is far better for our local ecosystem. It will also set a good example of environmental stewardship and will help encourage residents to cultivate native habitats on their own property. Thanks for reading :)

    LD asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for reaching out about the AMCC Central Plaza. The City of Waterloo promotes the planting of native species hardy to the Waterloo area and suitable for the urban environment.  We are happy to announce that the new park will be planted with a variety of native species including Maples and Ironwoods.  

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