New skate park opens in Ardrossan, with support from Trans Mountain

June 16, 2021

New skate park opens in Ardrossan, with support from Trans Mountain

Strathcona County’s second skate park officially opened today in Ardrossan, representing a partnership that showcases the rural community’s unique personality.

"Over 20 youth from Strathcona County worked with lead artists Shelby Willis and Peter Gegolick to conceive of, design, and paint the dynamic imagery and bands of colour at the skate park. Themes drawn from the Ardrossan area were key to the youth-inspired artwork," says Mayor Rod Frank. 

Trans Mountain and Strathcona County signed a Community Benefit Agreement that involved a $225,000 investment towards this new skate park. Originally signed in 2015, funds from this agreement have supported the skate park’s construction costs and will also support free activities and programs to be coordinated by Strathcona County over the next five years.

“As part of COVID-19 community recovery, this new rural skate park will help our youth reconnect and build stronger connections through recreation. This partnership enables us to provide additional free programming to youth enjoying the skate park, and we are grateful for Trans Mountain’s support for this important community project,” says Mayor Rod Frank.

“This skate park will provide an important community amenity to Strathcona County by creating a gathering space for youth and families to be active outdoors. We are committed to provide local and direct benefits to communities during construction of the Expansion Project and this skate park is a great example of the lasting legacy our project leaves,” says Siobhan Vinish, Vice President, Public Affairs, Trans Mountain Corporation.

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor that span over our 65-year history. Trans Mountain has signed Community Benefit Agreements along 95 per cent of the pipeline route, which help with initiatives from education and training opportunities, to investing in infrastructure and park and trail improvement projects. The funds help to compensate for public inconvenience and temporary disruption caused in the route communities during construction.

Strathcona County is part of Trans Mountain’s Greater Edmonton construction area, which includes approximately 50 kilometres of pipeline construction, 14 trenchless crossings using horizontal direction drilling, and terminal work. Trans Mountain began construction at Edmonton Terminal, located in Strathcona County, in July 2019 which includes four new storage tanks and four pumps added to the pump station, and pipeline construction began in December 2019. 

For more information about the new skate park, visit or call 780-467-2211.

For more information on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, please visit


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595