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editor's note:
Longueuil Skatepark

* Outdoor: Wood / Asphalt
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Plenty of "parking"

Okay. If you've read any of our reviews of the Montreal parks, you already know that we think they mostly suck [not the skaters - just the parks!]. In fact, the Quebec skaters we talked to sent us over to the Rive-Sud [South Shore] to find some better places to ride. The park the locals like the best would be this park, Longueuil skatepark.

Yep, everyone was stoked about this park. It's actually one of those "parking lots turned skatepark." The asphalt kinda sucks, but the ramps are pretty solid.

One of the best things about this park is the flow [despite the asphalt]. The park has a nice elevation change - about 3 meters from the highest to the lowest parts of the park - which means lots of speed. The ramps are also well placed, so you can hit the boxes in the middle and keep your speed up to the next wall.

There are a few other parks on this side of the river. Our personal favorite was the indoor action at Universe skatepark in Repentigny. There is also a good concrete park at Boucherville. Finally, there's another concrete park [NOT as nice as Boucherville] to the south of Longueuil in Riverside Park.

Directions: From Montreal, take Highway 134 east across Flueve St. Laurent, and get on Highway 20 north. Exit onto Boul Rolland-Therrien heading south. Make a left onto Chemin Du Tremblay, then make another left onto Boul Jacques-Carter. The skatepark is on the left.

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^ Here's some stuff in
French about Longueuil
[which I can't read,
parce que je ne
parle pas Francais!].

^ See - this park
has good flow lines!

^ Big front side
air off one of the

^ Nice and tall...
I like that.

^ Okay - this rail
is a ridiculous ankle

^ Boardslide transfer
across that parking
lot thing.

^ I think this ramp is
part concrete, part

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