Design and Construction
  • A group of types is known as a typology. This skatepark typology outlines different types of skateparks in the same language that park planners use to define ordinary city parks. Each type of skatepark can work alone or across a region to establish a skatepark system. Advocates will find it useful to describe skateparks according to their type more useful than simply calling any skate space […]

    Types of Skateparks

    A group of types is known as a typology. This skatepark typology outlines different types of skateparks in the same language that park planners use to define ordinary city parks. Each type of skatepark can work alone or across a region to establish a skatepark system. Advocates will find it useful to describe skateparks according to their type more useful than simply calling any skate space […]

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  • Figuring out how your local government works and who you will want to talk to about a new skatepark can be confusing for people who haven’t done it before. Thankfully it’s not as confusing as it might seem. How the new skatepark is approved will largely be determined by the agency (or agencies) that own the land, will plan and manage its creation, and will maintain […]

    Tips for Understanding Local Government

    Figuring out how your local government works and who you will want to talk to about a new skatepark can be confusing for people who haven’t done it before. Thankfully it’s not as confusing as it might seem. How the new skatepark is approved will largely be determined by the agency (or agencies) that own the land, will plan and manage its creation, and will maintain […]

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  • If you are new to skatepark advocacy, here are a few pointers that will set you on the right path immediately.

    Tips for First-Time Advocates

    If you are new to skatepark advocacy, here are a few pointers that will set you on the right path immediately.

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  • Here is a specific formulas for calculating how many skaters exist in any community. How many skaters are in a community is a question that advocates will want to deliver again and again. In any given community, roughly 4.6% will be casual skateboarders and half of those will be weekly skaters. With only a general population and region, one can get an approximate number of skateboarders […]

    How Many Skaters Near You?

    Here is a specific formulas for calculating how many skaters exist in any community. How many skaters are in a community is a question that advocates will want to deliver again and again. In any given community, roughly 4.6% will be casual skateboarders and half of those will be weekly skaters. With only a general population and region, one can get an approximate number of skateboarders […]

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  • Ordinary community parks are created according to a typical process. It’s important that skatepark advocates understand this process in order to save time, avoid mistakes, able to engage the Parks agency on professional terms, and prevent becoming impatient during particular stages. There is incredible pressure on Parks Departments everywhere to provide more for the public with less money. When the opportunity to create a new park […]

    Understanding Master Plans

    Ordinary community parks are created according to a typical process. It’s important that skatepark advocates understand this process in order to save time, avoid mistakes, able to engage the Parks agency on professional terms, and prevent becoming impatient during particular stages. There is incredible pressure on Parks Departments everywhere to provide more for the public with less money. When the opportunity to create a new park […]

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  • San Antonio, TX is home to eleven public skateparks. The locals have been working since 1998 on creating these facilities. For more information visit the City of San Antonio website. The first concrete park in San Antonio was opened in 2004 at Ladybird Johnson Park. The 10,000 facility offers a flow bowl, ledges, a rail and a new bowled concrete quarterpipe built in 2008. The original […]

    San Antonio, Texas

    San Antonio, TX is home to eleven public skateparks. The locals have been working since 1998 on creating these facilities. For more information visit the City of San Antonio website. The first concrete park in San Antonio was opened in 2004 at Ladybird Johnson Park. The 10,000 facility offers a flow bowl, ledges, a rail and a new bowled concrete quarterpipe built in 2008. The original […]

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  • Austin, Texas

    Austin, TX is home to two great public skateparks. Both skateparks were created through years of hard work by the local skaters. At the moment Austin is breaking ground on a third public skatepark at the Austin Recreation Center. The skatepark in Mabel Davis Park is a world class facility offering 15,500 square feet of bowl and street terrain.  The park was completed in 2005 by […]

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  • Information you need before you apply for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant.

    Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Changes

    Information you need before you apply for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant.

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  • There is no excuse for this kind of quality. The single largest barrier to creating a quality skatepark is in relying on a weak Request For Proposal (RFP) specification. It’s an easy problem to fix but too many Parks Planners and city officials simply go with what they mistakenly believe will provide the least expensive facility that will meet the minimum requirements of the skateboarding community. […]

    Sample RFP for Skatepark Bids

    There is no excuse for this kind of quality. The single largest barrier to creating a quality skatepark is in relying on a weak Request For Proposal (RFP) specification. It’s an easy problem to fix but too many Parks Planners and city officials simply go with what they mistakenly believe will provide the least expensive facility that will meet the minimum requirements of the skateboarding community. […]

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  • The A.skate Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides children with autism the opportunity to be a part of our social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, and promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today […]

    The A.Skate Foundation

    The A.skate Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides children with autism the opportunity to be a part of our social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, and promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today […]

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