Design and Construction
  • (In the last few years, SPS has worked with a lot of cities in replacing out dated modular skateparks. The following RFP was used by one of the many cities we work with in replacing a modular skatepark. If your city is planning a skatepark hiring an experienced skatepark contractor is one of the most important steps. This RFP covers the scope and qualifications used in […]

    Sample RFP for a Skatepark Bid (Replacing a Modular Skatepark)

    (In the last few years, SPS has worked with a lot of cities in replacing out dated modular skateparks. The following RFP was used by one of the many cities we work with in replacing a modular skatepark. If your city is planning a skatepark hiring an experienced skatepark contractor is one of the most important steps. This RFP covers the scope and qualifications used in […]

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  •   With a crowd of 1,000 guests, a few hundred staff and volunteers combined, the Tony Hawk Foundation put on their 9th annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event on Sunday Oct. 7th ,2012. Once again they rallied the troops and raised closed to a million dollars to help at-risk youth in low income communities across the U.S. who need quality public skateparks. As a Board […]

    Stand Up For Skateparks

      With a crowd of 1,000 guests, a few hundred staff and volunteers combined, the Tony Hawk Foundation put on their 9th annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event on Sunday Oct. 7th ,2012. Once again they rallied the troops and raised closed to a million dollars to help at-risk youth in low income communities across the U.S. who need quality public skateparks. As a Board […]

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  •  SPS (Skaters for Public Skateparks) has researched modular above ground equipment since 2004. This types of skatepark, and the range of materials used to build them, had only a brief history and no real test data available. Yet many communities were choosing above-ground modular products in over a traditional poured-in-place concrete skatepark, which have been the standard since the 1970′s. SPS focused its research on durability […]

    Just Say NO To Modular Skateparks

     SPS (Skaters for Public Skateparks) has researched modular above ground equipment since 2004. This types of skatepark, and the range of materials used to build them, had only a brief history and no real test data available. Yet many communities were choosing above-ground modular products in over a traditional poured-in-place concrete skatepark, which have been the standard since the 1970′s. SPS focused its research on durability […]

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  • Interview with Ty Smith, Coordinator of the Summer at the Skatepark Program: Free Drop In Skateboarding coaching in Castlegar, BC When was Castlegar Skatepark built? The Castlegar Rotary Skatepark was completed in 2003 and was designed by Spectrum Skatepark Creations. How was the park received? In the beginning, the park was a huge step forward for the Castlegar skateboarding scene, but there was not a plan […]

    An Interview with Ty Smith: Drop Into Skateboarding

    Interview with Ty Smith, Coordinator of the Summer at the Skatepark Program: Free Drop In Skateboarding coaching in Castlegar, BC When was Castlegar Skatepark built? The Castlegar Rotary Skatepark was completed in 2003 and was designed by Spectrum Skatepark Creations. How was the park received? In the beginning, the park was a huge step forward for the Castlegar skateboarding scene, but there was not a plan […]

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  •   For several years I have dreamed of getting world class skateparks built for our youth here in Wenatchee, WA. We are on the city’s Master Plan with a 50 plus page study and we have put in countless hours to make it happen.  However, anyone who has ever gone through the process of getting a skatepark built knows the challenges. Although it has been very […]

    Putting Wenatchee on the Map!

      For several years I have dreamed of getting world class skateparks built for our youth here in Wenatchee, WA. We are on the city’s Master Plan with a 50 plus page study and we have put in countless hours to make it happen.  However, anyone who has ever gone through the process of getting a skatepark built knows the challenges. Although it has been very […]

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  • Over the years SPS has worked with numerous communities that want to build a skatepark, but do not have the funds to build a $500,000 dollar skatepark. Luckily, the skatepark industry has changed drastically in the last few years, and concrete construction has become the industry standard. We are seeing both large parks and small parks built out of poured in place concrete nationwide. Lately we […]

    Skateparks $100K and Under

    Over the years SPS has worked with numerous communities that want to build a skatepark, but do not have the funds to build a $500,000 dollar skatepark. Luckily, the skatepark industry has changed drastically in the last few years, and concrete construction has become the industry standard. We are seeing both large parks and small parks built out of poured in place concrete nationwide. Lately we […]

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  • Let’s start with the always interesting- How long have you been skateboarding and who influenced you to start? I started skating around 1983 or so. After riding a purple plastic banana board and a crappy Nash or something, I graduated to my first “real” board the Vision Mark Gonzales. At that time, I also discovered punk rock and my life completely changed. I was attracted to […]

    Art of Board and I Ride I Recycle – The Bruce Boul Interview

    Let’s start with the always interesting- How long have you been skateboarding and who influenced you to start? I started skating around 1983 or so. After riding a purple plastic banana board and a crappy Nash or something, I graduated to my first “real” board the Vision Mark Gonzales. At that time, I also discovered punk rock and my life completely changed. I was attracted to […]

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  • 2011 USA Skateboarding Fatality Reports There simply aren’t enough good skateparks or skateboarding venues in America. Skateboarders need safe places to skate. We hope that these figures of our 2011 USA skateboarding fatality report illuminates the gravity of this tragic problem. As skateboarding continues to increase in popularity in America we know that skateparks and venues set aside for safe skating are the best way to […]

    2011 Skateboarding Fatalities

    2011 USA Skateboarding Fatality Reports There simply aren’t enough good skateparks or skateboarding venues in America. Skateboarders need safe places to skate. We hope that these figures of our 2011 USA skateboarding fatality report illuminates the gravity of this tragic problem. As skateboarding continues to increase in popularity in America we know that skateparks and venues set aside for safe skating are the best way to […]

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  • Have you ever wondered how many public skateparks are out there??? Have you ever wondered how many get built in a year??? The first question is almost impossible to answer. Public skateparks started being built in the 1970′s and continued at a very slow pace through the 80′s and 90′s. Once the new millennium hit public skateparks exploded across the U.S. This explosion happened so fast […]

    The 2011 Skatepark Tracker

    Have you ever wondered how many public skateparks are out there??? Have you ever wondered how many get built in a year??? The first question is almost impossible to answer. Public skateparks started being built in the 1970′s and continued at a very slow pace through the 80′s and 90′s. Once the new millennium hit public skateparks exploded across the U.S. This explosion happened so fast […]

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  • Over the last couple of years we have seen an influx of public skateparks being built on Native American reservations. In fact, this is happening across the country in towns such as Tuba City, AZ; Sand Springs, OK and Pine Ridge, SD. Recently, we sat down with Lisa Fabian of the Nashoba Youth Foundation out of Poteau, OK. In the past year, Lisa has done an […]

    Building Skateparks in Indian Country

    Over the last couple of years we have seen an influx of public skateparks being built on Native American reservations. In fact, this is happening across the country in towns such as Tuba City, AZ; Sand Springs, OK and Pine Ridge, SD. Recently, we sat down with Lisa Fabian of the Nashoba Youth Foundation out of Poteau, OK. In the past year, Lisa has done an […]

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