Dream Development had a vision for a skate park that would bring skateboarders and BMX bikers in Regina together in their new community of Harbour Landing. They wanted a park that complemented an existing playground, basketball court, and recreation area that also appealed to all ages and skill levels. They called on our Action Sport Group to design the city’s first “wheel friendly” skate plaza where regardless of the wheels you ride, you’re sure to have a great time.
The team used a robust planning and public consultation process to discover how the skate park could bring residents together. Lead designer Kanten Russell explains, "what we're trying to do is bring some of that urban aesthetic and downtown-feel, but put it in a place that's safe—that's made for skateboarding.”
We considered community needs, green design, and cold-climate conditions. The plaza is pedestrian friendly and is situated along a series of paths and parks that link two neighborhood subdivisions. The team chose design elements and materials that allowed for cost reductions, meaning the City could increase the overall size of the park.