FAQ’s – Neighbourhood Skate Parks Question Answer How big are neighbourhood skate parks? These skate parks are approximately 200m2 (2100 ft2). Who uses the neighbourhood skate parks? The neighbourhood skate park concept has been designed to attract local youth with a focus on beginner and intermediate skill level users. Due to the relatively small size of the skate park, they do not typically attract users from a broader area. How close is a neighbourhood skate park Current design practices require 30 metres to residential neighbours? (100 ft.) setback from residences. How noisy are neighbourhood skate Though there may be noise, as there is parks? from any other park features such as swings, this is confined to daylight hours. How will the City deal with graffiti on skate Skate park graffiti tagging is subject to parks? current City by-laws, policies and practices. These by-laws are being updated to a “zero tolerance” standard. Such graffiti will be actively removed from skate parks. Graffiti style murals must meet City’s public art policies and will require prior approval. Will skate parks be lit at night? No. The City does not light skate parks. All City Parks are technically closed from 10 pm to 6 am daily and we don’t want to promote use during this time. People within a park from 10 pm to 6 am are trespassing and can be fined accordingly. Do skate parks create safety concerns? Evidence shows that there are fewer reported accidents and injuries associated with skate parks than with other outdoor park activities. London police experience no higher degree of issues associated with skate parks than with other park amenities that serve as gathering points (e.g. swing sets, play equipment).
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