New Line Skateparks has been privileged to partner with a number of First Nation and Indigenous communities across Canada and the United States – developing some of our most creative public concrete youth parks to date. From the groundbreaking Ermineskin Cree Nation development in Maskwacis, Alberta (that links local youth to their history through culturally significant skateable architecture) the our multi-use development in Westbank First Nation (that acts as a hub for local youth and adults to congregate, run programs and socialize), tactfully developed First Nation skatepark/youth parks have proven to deliver an amazing community impact.
While thorough community consultation, cultural sensitivity and consideration of the natural environment are major components of any strong development approach, they are of paramount importance when working alongside our indigenous partners. In addition, special consideration and respect must be given to the following:
We are always looking for ways to strengthen our relationships with any community we work with. Such is the case with the many First Nation and Indigenous communities we have partnered with across North America. Our commitment to listening, recognizing history, and respecting tradition serve to promote the prosperity of each community we work with and allows us to design and build in full alignment with the priorities of those we serve.
To learn more about our First Nation projects, check out our portfolio and don’t hesitate to contact our team for more info.
Culturally significant art integrated into the design and concrete of Ermineskin skatepark
Integrated Wampum Belt in the Six Nations Skatepark QP Wall
Grand opening of Six Nations Skatepark in Oshweken, Ontario Youth and children enjoying the skatepark in Ahousaht First Nations – see full story hereGrand opening of a skate bowl in small island community
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