Coniston Gets a New Skate Park

Aug 14, 2020

Skateboarders and BMXers have a new place to carve and grind with the opening of a new skate park in Coniston.

“This new park is just another fun activity our youth can enjoy, in a safe environment,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “Council is committed to investing in amenities that promote active and healthy lifestyles for our children and youth, and that contribute to the quality of life and vibrancy of our community.”

The Coniston Skate Park is located on Government Road, across from the Toe Blake Memorial Arena. It features a four-foot bank ramp, a grind box, wedge ramp and grind rail. The site also includes a 4 by 16 half pipe with two four-foot extensions. 

The skate park was made possible through donations from Lopes Ltd., the Coniston Industrial Park and community members, as well as through funding from the Coniston Playground Association and the City’s Healthy Community Initiative Fund.

“It is so important for our children to get outside and stay active,” said Ward 9 Councillor Deb McIntosh.  “We are very appreciative of the support of our generous community donors. Thank you for helping to make this skate park a reality, and for putting a smile on the faces of many youth in our community.”

Mayor Bigger and Councillor McIntosh, along with representatives from Lopes Ltd. and the Coniston Playground Association, were on hand to celebrate the opening of the new park. 
The Coniston Skate Park is the ninth skate park in the City of Greater Sudbury. These facilities are open daily from dawn to dusk, from May to October, weather permitting. For locations, visit

Due to ongoing reduced staffing levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, pad sweeping will be carried out monthly or as needed. Garbage collection is reduced to every seven to 10 days. Park equipment is not sanitized. Please wash your hands well before and after use of these amenities, and practise physical distancing with those outside of your social bubble.