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What are the best skate parks in Ottawa? These ones, no cap!

What are the best skate parks in Ottawa These ones, no cap!

Ollies, kickflips, and epic bails – Ottawa’s skate scene is ready to roll. Forget the tourist traps, if you’re craving concrete adventures, we’ve got the insider scoop on the city’s sickest skate parks. 

Whether you’re a seasoned shredder or a newbie just getting your bearings, Ottawa has got a spot to suit your style.  So grab your board, ditch the guidebook, and get ready to discover the hidden gems of Ottawa’s skate park scene.

The Yard 

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Location: 265 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-230-3000

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Nestled at 265 City Centre Avenue, The Yard is an 11,500 sq. ft. concrete jungle where gravity becomes your plaything. Forget battling the brutal Ottawa winters –  this park keeps the stoke alive year-round. 

They’re Packed with ramps, jumps, and courses, it’s designed for everyone from wobbly beginners to those who consider kickflips a warmup. Their mix of street and transition features will keep you carving up the place from dawn to dusk (or at least until park closing time).

If you think Canadian winters should come with a “Do Not Skate” warning, The Yard is your rebel yell. Here, you can ditch the snow boots for your trusty Vans and keep those wheels rolling. 

Legacy Skatepark

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Location: Meridian Pl, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7, Canada

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


Recognized as the city’s largest skatepark at 18,300 square feet, Legacy Skatepark provides an unmonitored and fully public space where skateboarders can practice and perform without needing padding or payment.

The layout itself is a skater’s dream: an open-ended bowl with a spine, a bustling plaza area packed with rails and ledges, quarter pipes for days… oh, and a massive funbox smack-dab in the middle to test your mettle.

But this place is more than just a place to skate – it’s where Ottawa’s board-loving tribe comes together. And hey, if you get inspired by the ever-changing graffiti, the walls at Legacy are your canvas, ready for some fresh artistic expression.

Lansdowne Skatepark 

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Location: Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5H6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-690-0517

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 9:00 to 9:00 PM


Nestled right in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood (right by TD Place, for those landmark lovers), Lansdowne Skatepark packs a surprising punch. While it might look compact, it’s loaded with features strategically designed to cater to both beginners and more seasoned riders alike.

Think ramps perfect for controlling those first few wobbles, a bank joined with a hip for smoother transitions, a manual pad, and two-quarter pipes. Basically, it’s got the building blocks to help you level up your game.

Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park

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Location: 435 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6J6, Canada

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park is where the spirit of Ottawa’s skateboarding guru, Charlie Bowins, rolls on. More than just a tribute, this park is like a 3D autobiography, written in rails, ramps, and the laughter of budding skaters. 

Here, ledges, quarter pipes, flat banks, rails, hips, and manual pads are chapters in a story of dedication and community. It’s compact enough to ensure you’re never skating alone, creating a vibe where everyone’s cheering you on, except maybe the trees. 

This park is also a microcosm of skateboarding life that’s complete with its ecosystem of events, lessons, and those moments when you’re just chilling and watching the wheels go by. 

SK8 Extreme Park

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Location: 1490 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 2X8, Canada

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


Situated within the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex in Orléans, SK8 Extreme Park offers a unique skating experience that earns it the title of one of Ottawa’s finest skate parks.

Don’t be fooled by its flat asphalt surface. That modest canvas plays host to stellar city-run skateboard programs and summer camps designed to introduce newbies to the sport and help seasoned shredders refine their skills. 

Beyond the ramps, SK8 Extreme Park fosters a tight-knit community of skaters. Need some pointers? You’ll find plenty of friendly faces ready to offer tips and encouragement!

Conroy Skate Park

Location: 3142 Conroy Rd, Ottawa, ON K1G 3N4, Canada

Contact: +1 613-247-4894

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


Conroy Skate Park might not be the biggest or flashiest skate park in Ottawa, but don’t let its understated vibe fool you. 

You’ll find essential skate components such as a roll-in, jump box, quarterpipe, funbox, manual pad, handrail, flat rail, ledge, and bank – all set on a smooth concrete base.

One of the key appeals of Conroy Skate Park is its tranquillity compared to other skate spots. It’s perfect for skaters who prefer a quieter environment for practicing their skills without the pressure of a crowd.

Greely Village Park

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Location: 7292 Parkway Rd, Greely, ON K4P 1K6, Canada

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Greely Village Park’s skate zone is a skater’s playground. Quarter pipes, gaps, manual pads, rails, and banks are expertly spaced, inviting you to carve, grind, and build those killer lines you’ve been dreaming of.  

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just finding your footing, this park is designed to help you level up.

And hey, even if you need a break from the board, Greely Village Park has your back. This 5.94-hectare space is a hub for the whole community, boasting soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and walking trails. 

Berrigan Skate Park

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Location: 51 Berrigan Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 5V9, Canada

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Named in memory of “Treehouse” Mike Racicot, a beloved local figure and global BASE jumping celebrity, Berrigan Skate Park is a place where community spirit and a thirst for adventure collide.

Constructed in 2016 on Berrigan Drive in Barrhaven, the park serves as a hub for local skaters. Its flat concrete surface is equipped with over ten components, delivering a mix of classic street and transition elements. 

Plus, its quarter pipes, banks, ledges, and carefully placed rails offer a sweet spot for both beginners looking to build their skills and seasoned skaters eager to tackle new challenges.