Gabriola Skatepark—Keep On Pushin’

2018 Year of the Skatepark!

With the support of RDN and conceptual plans complete, the long awaited skatepark on Gabriola Island is becoming a reality.  A skatepark on Gabriola has been a longstanding dream. Gabriola Island is a rural community with limited on island recreation. A skatepark would create a safe space in the heart of our village core, free of charge, for youth to play, grow and connect.  We cannot let this opportunity slip away from Gabriola youth. 

The estimated cost of the skatepark is $560,000 + contingency funds. As a community we need to raise 20% of the total cost. This means that Gabriola needs to raise $72,000.

We would like to reach our goal of $72,000 by April 2019.
By making a donation to the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Campaign you are directly creating a fun and active community for our youth to thrive.In 2014 the Huxley Community Park conceptual master plan was completed and identified Huxley Park as the future location for the Gabriola skatepark. The final conceptual drawing was completed in 2017 and RDN Park Planners hope break ground in 2020.  RDN info on Skatepark The community funds raised will help with the overall cost of building the skatepark. The RDN will also be writing grants and seeking out government funding for the remainder of costs.

In-kind Suport:
If you would like to make an in-kind donation to help us reach our goal, please contact us directly via GoFundMe or our Facebook Page. Suggestions of in-kind  donations prepared by the design/build teams at Spectrum Skateparks Inc and New Line Skateparks Ltd, as follows:

Potential In-kind Donation Opportunities:

32mpa Concrete (wall/ledge mix)
15 Cu M  $3,080.00 - $3,410.00

32mpa Concrete (flatwork mix) 
69 Cu M $16,000.00 - $17,690.00

35mpa Shotcrete
56 Cu M $13,840.00 - $15,300.00

Concrete Color Pigment   
8 Cu M $750.00 - $840.00

10mm Rebar 
4200  Lin M  $4,820.00 - $5,330.00

19mm (3/4”) Road Base Gravel 
132 Cu M  $5,170.00 - $5,720.00

6ft Temporary Construction Fencing   
185 Lin M $1,800.00 - $2,000.00

Track hoe (200+ size) 
66 Hrs $9,680.00 - $10,710.00

Mini hoe 
56 Hrs $5,320.00 - $5,890.00

Skid steer rental
1.6 Months  $4,140.00 - $4,590.00

Compactor Rental (drum ride on) 
3 Days $1,920.00 - $2,130.00

Compactor Rental (1000 lbs plate) 
1.7 Weeks $1,120.00 - $1,240.00

185 CFM Compressor Rental   
6 Days $1,130.00 - $1,260.00

Portable Washroom 
7 Weeks $220.00 - $250.00

236 Nights $17,920.00 - $19,820.00

Keep On Pushin Gabriola!
~ Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association

The Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association (GSFA) was established to promote, communicate, liaison and fundraise for the skatepark development at Huxley Community Park.

Executive Directors:
President — Dave Reid
Vice President — Phil Martin
Secretary — Julie Sperber
Treasurer — Derek Kilbourn

Directors at Large:
Tim Gambrill
Jenny Ivany
Carly McMahon
April Vannini

Donations (0)

  • Danielle & Nate Dowling 
    • $300 
    • 1 mo
  • Daniel Elliott 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Jennifer Lewis 
    • $10 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • anonymous March 12  
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Monthly Donor March 1 
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 5 mos


Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association 
Gabriola, BC
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