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The impact of a skate park

2016 Built Together recipient, St. Paul BMX & Skatepark Society, celebrates grand opening

We never underestimate the power of outdoor places to play. On Saturday, September 19, 2020, our Community Impact team joined the St. Paul community for the grand opening of the St. Paul BMX & Skatepark Society’s new skatepark.

The impact of a skate park

2016 Built Together recipient, St. Paul BMX & Skatepark Society, celebrates grand opening

We never underestimate the power of outdoor places to play. On Saturday, September 19, 2020, our Community Impact team joined the St. Paul community for the grand opening of the St. Paul BMX & Skatepark Society’s new skatepark.

The story

Daniel Reid’s inspiration and drive to build a skate park came from realizing (after losing his brother) that mental health support in the community was lacking. As the primary organizer, Daniel worked hard to secure funding for this project and said that the Built Together grant was their first substantial donation that really got things rolling for them.

Stylized icon of quoation marks, in a bright, lime green. First off let me say thank you for supporting and being instrumental in helping our community obtain this wonderful new facility. I believe it has shown all of us how much our youth needs something like this.”

Since opening in July of 2020, the park has been used constantly and many community members who attended the grand opening commented on how much this park has helped with their mental health and given them somewhere to go, connect and be active.

Past recipients

2020

The grant program was put on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 grant recipients

St. Elizabeth Parent Advisory Board—playground replacement.

Riverbend Elementary School—inclusive playground development.

Christina Gordon Public School, Fort McMurray—accessible and inclusive playground enhancement.

Alder Flats Elementary School fundraising society—playground redevelopment.

Enoch Cree Nation—Maskekosihk community playground project.

Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition—natural playground.

2018

St. Pius X elementary school—playground replacement.

St. Peter elementary school—new playground.

Grande Prairie Signature Falls Neighborhood—multi-purpose four season sports pad.

Bentley K-12 school—Joclyn Snow memorial playground.

Maskwacis community—new outdoor fitness challenge park.

County of Parkland—Graminia outdoor rink replacement

2017

St. Alphonsus elementary and middle school—replacement of playground structure.

Children’s Village elementary school— replacement of playground structure.

City of Lloydminster—new outdoor community gym.

St. Francis of Assisi Academy elementary and middle school, Okotoks—new outdoor sports courts.

St. Elizabeth Seton elementary school—new playground to replace the one previously torn down.

2016

L.Y. Cairns junior and senior high school—outdoor gardening area and fitness circuit.

Auburn Bay elementary school—new playground.

Fort Saskatchewan Win Ferguson elementary and middle school—replacement of two playground structures.

St. Paul—new community skateboard and BMX park.

2015

Bessie Nichols School—new playground.

City of Calgary—outdoor children’s play area at Village Square Leisure Centre.

Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area (HCALA)—family outdoor gym.

Village of Breton—community park revitalization including outdoor gym, skateboard park pad and playground.

2014

Crestwood Community League Building Society—new playground as part of the community’s redevelopment project.

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park—new mountain bike skills park.

Camrose Primary Care Network—new outdoor community gym located in Jubilee Park

Fort Vermilion Recreation Board—new skate park located behind the Community Cultural Complex.

2013

Poplar Park Playground Committee—new playground for Florence Hallock School

Westmount Charter Middle/High School—new outdoor sports courts.

Cold Lake Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) —new toddler playground adjacent to the new FCSS facility.

Town of Blackfalds—outdoor fitness equipment for the Abbey Centre municipal recreation facility.

Stylized icon of quoation marks, in a bright, lime green.
Our students deserve to have an equal playing field like every other kid in the city. Through your donation, our kids see that kindness is possible in this world and that they are truly special."