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After many years of discussion and continued support of residents and enthusiasts, Port Colborne's City Council approved the build of a "One of a Kind" Marine themed Skate & BMX Park. The park was designed by a subcommittee of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), known as the Sk8 Park Group and Jim Barnum of Spectrum Skatepark Creations, along with Landinc Architects.The design followed along Port Colborne's marine heritage and replicates a laker passing under a bridge and portrays a compass to navigate youth.

The name "Algoport" is in recognition of sponsorship from Algoma Central Corporation. The original Algoport ship broke in half and sank in heavy seas while under tow in the South China Sea south of Japan, in 5,000 meters of water, in September 2009.

THE SKATE & BMX PARK FEATURES:
670SQM OF FLAT CONCRETE PAVEMENT
430SQM OF RAMPED CONCRETE PAVEMENT
88M OF ROUND STAINLESS STEEL COPING
75M OF SQUARE OR FLUSH STAINLESS STEEL COPING
16 METRES (4 LENGTHS) OF GRIND-ABLE RAIL AND 132M OF RAILINGS
33SQM SPECTATOR ZONE
CENTRAL FUN-BOX WITH A CURVED CUT-AWAY
4 LEDGES
A POLE JAMB
7 RISER STAIR SET
CANTILEVERED RAMP
ROLL-IN
"LIFEBOAT" JUMP
"COMPASS"
LILY PAD
CONCAVE GAP
MOGUL
2 ROLLERS
HIGH DROP-IN RAMP
3.3M HIGH OVER-VERTICAL QUARTER PIPE RAMP
2 TEXTURED "GANG PLANK" ENTRY PATHS
THE PARK FEATURES AREAS FOR BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND EXPERIENCED ENTHUSIASTS
CAMERAS ARE IN PLACE AND PRESENTLY RECORDING 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
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  • 49-159 Mellanby Ave, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3T9
  • Port Colborne, ON Canada
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