This CIP concrete skate park includes flat and ramped concrete surfaces, a pole jamb, stainless steel coping (narrow metal rods running the length of the top edges of quarter pipes), stairs, jumps, and a spectator zone.
The skate park is located besides Lock 8 Canal along the banks of Lake Erie in Port Colborne, Ontario. The ship design represents the ships in the canal.
The concrete banks are connected. At every change in radius, height, etc., a connecting panel, or blend panel, between the two changes had to be hand-shaped and shotcreted.
The surfaces must remain smooth for skateboard wheels, so Patterned Concrete opted for filled sawcuts on flat areas and cold joints on inclined surfaces.
CIP construction offers high versatility for design, color, and longevity. Concrete skate parks are permanent and virtually maintenance-free facilities.