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SKATE PARK

OVERVIEW

Size, shape, elevations, and layout are different for most every park. Skate Parks can be challenging to light properly because skating is a fast, multi-directional sport that are typically located in urban areas where spill light is a major concern. Good lighting design considerations are:

 

✔ Pole quantity, location and mounting heights to reduce glare and shadows.

✔ Proper light levels to be able to quickly see the contour changes

✔ Quality of spill control

RECOMMENDED ILLUMINANCE

✔ Class III
20 Average Horizontal Footcandles (200 Lux)
0.25 or less Coefficient of Variation (CV)
3:1 or better Max to Min ratio (M/M)

✔ Class IV
5 Minimum Horizontal Footcandles
0.25 or less CV
3:1 or better M/M

✔ Minimum Vertical illuminance at vertical surfaces should be a minimum of 5 footcandles, regardless of class of play.

LIGHTING OVERVIEW

✔ Horizontal readings should be taken at grade on a 15’ x 15’ grid

✔ Vertical readings for curved bowl features and raised devices should be taken at the surface

✔ Most skate parks are used for recreation only. Higher light levels and better uniformities should be considered for competition and exhibition games.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS AND FLEXIBLE FINANCING OPTIONS

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

✔ Pole spacing and height should be proportionally arranged in direct correlation with the size of the area.

✔ Poles should all be located along sides with aiming to reduce glare and shadows. Light should come from at least 2 different sources, to reduce shadowing.

✔ Skaters exiting a deep bowl look upward to identify the edge of the bowl, consideration to eliminate glare is very important, in this circumstance.