Flipside Portable Skateboard Park and Youth Centre

Organization Sponsor: Caledon, Town

Organization Partner: Caledon Recreation and Property Department

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Program Description

“Flipside” Mobile Skate Park – Multiple Award Winner
Youth Services outreach programs bring the action to your community with attractions such as the Flipside Skateboard Park and Mobile Youth Centres. In addition, the mobile rockwall visits communities and special events throughout Caledon and Province of Ontario.

"The Flipside" is a traveling Youth Drop-in Centre and Skateboard Park. 24 foot enclosed trailers visit communities throughout Caledon, rain or shine. On board are basketballs, skateboard ramps, music, card tables, refreshments and more! Supervision is provided by students employed by the Boys & Girls Club and the Town of Caledon. Visit us in your community - click here for our schedule.Mobile cargo trailer, equipped with portable skateboard ramps and drop-in centre featuring stereo, basketballs, cards, magazines, table top soccer etc.
Due to continual requests through our Mayor's office and recreation department, we are now sharing our experience. We can help your municipality offer a safe and affordable place to skateboard, inline skate or BMX bike. Our park will minimize your Operational and capital costs, your liability, and will serve all of your residents regardless of their location.

"Flipside" Skateboard park & Youth Center is now accepting reservations for community events, summer camps and parties. "Flipside" offers an exciting activity for young participants and is guaranteed to attract a large crowd of all ages. We provide the staff and the equipment, you provide the paved area! Twenty minutes after our arrival you have an instant, self-contained and safe skateboard park where you want it.
In partnership with the Caledon West Rotary Club, Caledon Youth Services were successful in obtaining a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase equipment necessary to launch youth drop-in centres in communities throughout Caledon. Using the same model as the award winning Flipside Mobile Skate Park, the Mobile Youth Centre will visit communities from September to May. Activities will include big screen video games, foose ball, ping pong, board games, music equipment and more. Visit us in your community - click here for our schedule.

Program Approximate Cost: 

varies depending upon the need.

Funding Sources: 

Caledon West Rotary Club, Caledon Youth Services,Ontario Trillium Foundation

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Developed by Caledon (Ont.) Youth Services, the Flipside is a portable skateboard park designed to fit the needs of youths in rural communities. The system is fully contained in a 24-foot enclosed trailer, including a set of nine professional-quality skateboard ramps — a ¼ pipe, a flat bank, a grind box, two grind rails, a launch ramp, a three-piece fly box and a mobile trailer. Setup time is less than 15 minutes, the company says. Parks are now available for purchase and rental by other municipalities.

Impact Of Program: 

This program is used only during summer months and it is completely booked. It usually stays only 1 week in different places such as Boys and Girls Clubs, pools , parks and arenas. It has become so popular that the town now sells the kits and helps other communities with their set ups.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from communities and participants.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Youth are involved from the beginning. Help design ramps, supervise, name park, design logo, artwork, uniforms and t-shirts.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The weather can be a problem but this set up can be used indoor.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project began in 2000.

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