The new Lasalle Skatepark at Parc Raymond or “the pink park” is now officially open. Ville Lasalle invested around 1.5 million in their new skatepark and the result is astonishing. You absolutely need to go check it out!
After bringing you some of the best parks in Montreal, like Ahuntsic or Mercier, Association Skateboard Montreal and Papillon skatepark joined forces once again to bless the city of Montreal with another park that clearly surpasses all expectations.
With real skaters like Charles Deschamps and Yann Fily Paré of ASM behind the design and the Papillon crew behind the build, you know that the ‘crete will be smooth and that the obstacles will be 100% functional.
HOW TO GET THERE
To get to Parc Raymond skatepark in Lasalle, you have the option of either driving by car or using public transportation. Check out the map below to plan you itinerary!
THE STREET SECTION
The new street skateboarding course at Parc Raymond in Lasalle is by far the best we’ve seen in Montreal. This cutting-edge, pink colored skatepark offers an insane variety of obstacles with a flow that's just amazing, giving line options like we never experienced before.
The street course’s flow is one of the best we’ve ever seen as it is extremely linear and has a huge diversity of lines. We could almost say that this park offers more options than all the other skateparks in Montreal put together! According to Papillon Skatepark’s founder Hugo Papillon, this park is ideal for runs : ”This park has so many lines, it would be great for a runs format competition”. The layout of the course encourages flow and creativity, allowing skaters to seamlessly transition between features.
As for the concrete, you know it is extremely smooth. There’s nothing worst than a skatepark with wobbly ground, even if the park looks amazing, it’s no good if the ground is bad. Fortunately for us, the Papillon guys know what they are doing and gave us the ultimate ground when it comes to smoothness, giving the street course a crispy and perfect snap.
On the obstacles level, the street course was designed with meticulous attention to details and features a variety of obstacles and terrain that replicate our cities urban environment. Ledges and rails of all kinds, stairs, banks, pole jams, hips, manual pads, wall rides, bump over pole and much more. street skaters will have no problems finding something to have fun and to learn on.
There’s so many different options and obstacles in the new Parc Skatepark in Lasalle, it’s hard to describe it all in one article. We strongly suggest you to make your way there to check it out. In the meantime, keep scrolling for more photos and get inspired!
THE TRANSITION SECTION
The transition skateboarding section at the new Parc Raymond skatepark in Lasalle might not be the most diverse, but it sure has enough to fulfill your need for ramp skating. Distributed on each sides of the park is an assortment of ramps and banks, creating a fun dynamic and options that cater to both beginner and seasoned riders.
On one end of the park, you’ll find a small quarter pipe that forms a hip with another smaller transition shaped bank. In the middle of the bank lays a manny pad that you can go over, inspired by the famous China Bank spot in San Francisco. On the other end, a bigger quarter pipe that also forms a hip it its center.
We can’t talk about the transition part of the new Lasalle park without mentioning its mini ramp! That’s right, that park also has a nice and small mini-ramp that you can warm up and learn tricks on. With its wave shaped coping separating the bigger and smaller parts of the ramp, there’s even ways to get real creative on this thing.
The layout of the transition section promotes incredible flow, enabling skaters to transition smoothly between features and enhancing the already incredible fluidity of the skatepark.