A deep, double apex corner leading into the full pipe. Look at all that pool
Well the photos say it all. There are three sections to the park. A 'Pro' section
which is a fairly big bowl and full pipe. The bowl drops down from 5' deep to
around 8' or 9' deep in the sides and around the pipe. There is also a small vert
wall thing. To the side of the big bowl is the Dogleg bowl. This is a rounded
flow bowl that actually works really well on a skateboard. It doesn't flow very
well on a bike though unfortunately. On the other side of the big bowl is the
street plaza area. It's actually a pretty shoddy street course that is mostly
curbs and open space. Not much to do here and no flow at all. The city should
have hired New Line to design the street area at least because it was botched
pretty badly. There is one nice gap to manual that's fun for a minute. There is
also a small gap to rock. Basically the fullpipe is the only unique feature of
the park. The rest of the design is pretty stock but having it all in sections
is a nice touch.
Bonsor is somewhat of a focal point for a little bit of animosity towards BMXers.
The bowl is surrounded with pool coping that the park builder added at the last
minute without telling anyone. Thanks to Spectrum designs for that. Spectrum changed
the bowl over to pool coping and used that as a tool to try to keep bikes out.
It seems that there is a war going on between old skaters who don't even skate
anymore and BMXers. Funny but nobody told the people who still skate. I went and
rode this bowl with no problems at all. Nobody said a word to me. Of course I
didn't grind or stall any of the pool coping so that probably helped. 99% of good
skaters are super cool and don't have a problem with BMX if you aren't cutting
anyone off. It's just that 1% of young teens and old schoolers who have something
to prove. Just ignore them and ride.
Take the Skytrain, Expo Line, and look out the window to your left. In between
Metrotown and Royal Oak station you will see the park.
Small vert wall in the shallow and the pipe in the deep.
Another view of the pipe.
If you see a guy who looks like this then it's time to get kicked out.
It looks like there was a small channel here for a bit.
The sign says "All Graffiti is strictly prohibited and will be removed
The Dogleg bowl.
Another view of the mellow Dogleg bowl.
Real simulated street.
This is where most of the skaters hang out. Everything is pretty tiny and there
isn't much flow.
This gap to rock is probably the best thing in the park.
Burnaby even skatestoppers rails in parks now. What the hell is that all about?