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Roc City Skatepark

A long-awaited skatepark jump starts a City’s riverway initiative

  • 38K

    Square Feet

  • Rochester, New York

    Rochester, New York

Urban venue to be preeminent regional skatepark in Western New York, suitable for special events and competitions

Rochester NY will soon lose its distinction as the only major US city without a skatepark. In Fall 2019, wheels will roll, lift, spin, and land on a signature downtown skatepark beneath the city’s iconic Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge.

Alongside Friends of Roc City Skatepark, an enthusiastic local skate board group, and the City of Rochester, Stantec prepared a feasibility study, provided preliminary planning, and collaborated on a successful fund-raising campaign. 

Our team is now serving as skatepark landscape architect and engineer for this riverside venue. 

With the goal to raise the bar on custom concrete skate park design, the park features a variety of street and transition type terrain for all ages and skills. The 38,000-sq-ft venue will provide skate boarders, BMX riders, and in-line skaters a unique recreational asset. 

The Roc City Skatepark is the first of 13 downtown revitalization projects under the city’s ROC the Riverway initiative. This program will consolidate more than two dozen transformative projects along the Genesee River.

At a Glance

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  • City of Rochester
Meet Our Team

Mike McIntyre, Principal

Key to designing spaces that work for the community and its youth is public and end-user engagement coupled with inventiveness.

Malinda Gaskamp, Senior Associate

Charity and local project involvement keeps me rooted in my community. What inspires me on a personal level helps me grow as a professional.
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Zakery Steele, Senior Landscape Architect

Attention to detail, communication skills, and an appreciation for nature and the built environment help me go above and beyond for our clients.
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  • Mike McIntyre

    Principal

  • Malinda Gaskamp

    Senior Associate

  • Zakery Steele

    Senior Landscape Architect

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