Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park
Entrance to McNabb Park near the Skateboard Park
Entrance to McNabb Park near the Skateboard Park

Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park is a local landmark and a mecca for skateboarders. The park is named in commemoration of a local skateboarder who used to teach Ottawa youth to skateboard and who was instrumental in establishing the skateboarding community in Ottawa.

This walk will look at skateboarding as an activity, the skateboarding community, why skateboard parks are important, what it took for McNabb and the other parks to be approved and built, and the community work that's done through the skateboarding community in Ottawa, such as  Girls+ Skate 613 and For Pivot's Sake.

If you have stories at the intersection of Ottawa and skateboarding, bring them along. 

Location
Route

This walk will be sticking close to the skateboard park. 

About the walk leader

Adam is a co-owner of Birling Skateboard Shop (562 Somerset St W) and a veteran skateboarder with fifteen years' experience.

Gallery

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Guide:

Adam Wawrzynczak

When:
Date:Sat May 4, 2019
Time:9:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Where:
Start:Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park
End:same
Area:Centretown
Distance:0.0 kms
Accessibility:

The area around the skateboard park is flat with paved paths. 

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