We’ve been really lucky with skateparks lately– Calgary now has over a dozen free, outdoor concrete skateparks that are located all over the city.
In the past month, two pump track have opened. What is a pump track? It’s a closed loop track that has a lot of humps that can be pumped in order to maintain speed. They kind of look like a snake run or skatepark. They’re primarily geared towards bikes, but skateboards are allowed on them. We recommend using larger, soft wheels for maximum speed as the asphalt surface at both parks can seem a little slow with smaller wheels.
Fairview Pump Track is located in Flint Park. It’s up from Flint Rd SE in the south corner of the park. There is no parking lot and parking in the alley is generally not allowed. There is street parking Fielding Dr SE or Fairview Dr SE.
Enjoy this clip from Matt Allen cruising through the Fairview Pump Track:
More recently, a new pump track opened in South Glenmore Park. It’s located near the West Parking Area near the west end of 90 Ave SW and is a short walk along the pathway. If you park in the West Parking Area, walk north toward the reservoir and then east along the pathway. You can’t miss it!
The park was designed by Velosolutions and they have a bit of information about it on their website. The photos below are courtesty of Wilco Southwest’s Instagram.