What a day to take off.
I took a much needed day off to just go and skate some parks that are outside my normal routes. I got out to a park in Hamilton I'd driven by but didn't see the ramp. I later found the dirty twin of Brantford's Rainbow Ramp. The Dirty Ramp has a huge flat bottom and different height quarters. I didn't lose any speed between the two walls.
I then checked out a park I'd only found out about in New Line's 2014 Season Update. Six Nations Skatepark is easily one of the best small parks in Ontario. Check them out HERE.
After a good sesh, I went to the new park in Caledonia. It, along with Dunnville, was built by Stantec and both had grand openings on September 26, 2015. I was part of a design work shop in Burlington that used Stantec. The park design was fine but the city went with pre-cast concrete and the park has major issues. Not really sure why they didn't go with a Canadian company but that's probably politics.
Stopped in Caygua on the way to Dunnville. This 'memorial' park needs to be re-built and re-dedicated. I skated with the locals and encouraged them to go to council. With every other community in the area getting updated parks they need something too.
Lastly, I hit Dunnville. It has a fun design and layout. The kicker gap is less intimidating. I was getting a bunch of tricks but couldn't really put a line together. A local guy, Dave, was filming his friends and caught a totally epic bail when I tried to ollie the 6 set(I'd done it successfully prior to the bail). Nice park for my 290th.
10 more and I can retire (yeah, right! Wife's asking me to build a quarter pipe for her)
Grabbed some fries and said Hi to Muddy on the way out of town.