Bike and Skate Parks
The Resort Municipality of Whistler operates and maintains the Whistler Village Bike and Skate Parks.
The Whistler Village Bike Park is located near Fitzsimmons Creek and provides both locals and guests an opportunity to improve skills and gain confidence. The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA) currently uses the area for youth programs and clinics, teaching safety, etiquette and technique to cyclists.
In 2012, the RMOW received $83,026 in funding for upgrades to the Whistler Village Bike Park. Several organizations contributed to the project including $40,000 from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, $24,860 from American Friends of Whistler (AFOW), $15,366 from Alpine Bike Parks and $2,500 from the BC Bike Race.
Originally constructed in the mid-1990s, the upgrades ensure the park remains safe, as well as progressive in terms of current riding trends.
Currently the park consists of four zones: a jump track, a pump track, a beginner skills area and an intermediate skills area. Alpine Bike Parks, a design/build company based in Whistler, will install a series of newly engineered FlowForm trail features to give the park a progressive edge. Improvements include renovations to the beginner skills area and the addition of flow trails.
The Whistler Skate Park is a multi-sport venue for skateboarding, in-line skating, BMX, trials and Flo riding. It is centrally located in Rebagliati Park. The park has been designed by Spectrum Skatepark Creations in conjunction with local skaters with a passion for the sport. It contains 0.65 acres of skateable concrete surface, a serpentine run in to a 6.5 metre diameter bowel, a main skate park containing a variety of ¼ pipes up to 3 metres high, a spine, volcano and central pyramid and a plaza containing portable ramps and tabletops. The main skate park and plaza are interconnected by a paved pathway with pump rolls.
Open daily between dawn and dusk, with light in the bowl until 1 a.m. April to November.
Whistler Skate Park Rejuvenation Plan
A Skateboard Park Rejuvenation Plan is currently underway to evaluate existing features, recommend improvements and repairs, and design a new area. Spectrum Skateparks Inc. are the consultant team for this project.