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All Wheels project plans impressive skate park for Alliston

September 8, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The Alliston skateboard park is a bit of a relic when compared to other skate and bike parks in nearby towns.

The park has an asphalt pad and two ramps, but that’s it.

A local group is currently raising funds to build a brand-new skate and bike park with a modern and challenging design suitable for skateboarders, BMX bikes, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, and even wheelchairs.

The All Wheels Legacy Project plans to build the new park on the existing skateboard park site at Riverdale Park.

The location has been approved for building the new park, now they need to come up with the $1.2 million to make the park a reality.

Nottawasaga OPP Youth Officer Const. Joseph Chamberlain is spearheading the project along with several other people on the team.

“This will be an all-wheels park,” Const. Chamberlain, himself a BMX rider, explained of the bowl design concept that will allow anyone on wheels to enter. “We are doing fundraising to build the park. It being designed by New Line Skate Company.”

There are many local skateboarders and BMX riders, but they have to go to neighboring towns like Bolton or Orangeville to get the full experience and ride in a properly designed park.

“We have some kids in town who have some real skill but they have to go out of town to train,” Const. Chamberlain said.

He pointed out the current metal ramps in the park are not up to standard for the sport. “These type of ramps, is what they purchased years ago for all three parks in Alliston, Tottenham, and Beeton. They are unacceptable for someone starting in the sport. If you’re a beginner, there’s not a lot of stuff for you to do here. For a kid just starting, this is just too much. This is going to be a modern-day park. They will be trees and a place where you can come and drink your coffee and watch your kids. The people designing this project are connected with a bunch of pros. They know what the pros need and what the kids need and want. It will be built for kids just starting out at three to five years-old, all the way up to the semi-pro, and pro. We’ll have that full spectrum here in New Tec.”

The All Wheels Legacy Project has already developed partnerships with businesses who think building a skate park is a good idea.

The project itself would occupy a considerable part of Riverdale Park behind centre field at the baseball diamond.

Clayton Chamberlain is a young BMX rider, skater boarder, and scooter rider, but right now he really doesn’t have a place to ride locally. His dad often takes him to skate parks in nearby towns

“Right now, I ride on the sidewalk,” Clayton said. “I’m looking forward to the pump track, I like riding the pump track. I’ll be spending a lot of time at this park, probably every other day. Riding on the sidewalk is boring.”

Fundraising for the park is an ongoing effort. The Alliston Lions Club contributed to the project through their Boyne River Classic Duck race on Saturday, September 3.

You can find out more about the project by visiting the website at:

By Brian Lockhart

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