Aerial view of China Creek South skatepark

China Creek South Park skatepark upgrades

The China Creek skatepark was originally built in 1979 and is Vancouver’s oldest skatepark. On July 16, 2022, it was officially designated as number 92 on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's Places That Matter Community History Resource.

We are upgrading the historic China Creek South skatepark following recommendations outlined in the approved Skateboard Amenities Strategy.

The upgraded skatepark will improve rider experience, accommodate a range of user abilities, allow simultaneous use, support growth and density, and better serve the community.

What's happeningConstruction begins early May 2024

During construction, the existing skatepark will be closed.

The upgrades include: 

  • Preserving and enhancing the existing heritage bowl features
  • Replacing the existing asphalt paving with cast-in-place concrete surfacing
  • Adding cast-in-place features that complement and enhance the existing bowls
  • Integrating the landscape 
  • Creating seating opportunities 

Review the concept design (5.6 MB)


  • Summer 2022

    Citywide Skateboard Amenities Strategy approved

  • Fall 2022

    Project planning and scoping

  • Winter 2023 to summer 2023

    Site analysis, stakeholder engagement, and concept design

  • Summer 2023 to fall 2023

    Detailed design

  • May 2024

    Construction start

  • We are here
  • Fall 2024

    Construction completion

Skateboard Amenities Strategy

The strategy guides the Park Board, our departments, and private developers to expand skate amenities, meeting current and future needs.