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  • Oxford is located in Lafayette County in North Central Mississippi. With only 13,000 permanent residents, the economy of Oxford relies heavily on the 15,000 students and faculty that reside at the state college located there. Skateboarding is not illegal by law in Oxford, but skateboarding is prohibited in the entire town.  Talks began in regards to getting a skatepark in the late 90s.  However, due to […]

    Oxford, Mississippi

    Oxford is located in Lafayette County in North Central Mississippi. With only 13,000 permanent residents, the economy of Oxford relies heavily on the 15,000 students and faculty that reside at the state college located there. Skateboarding is not illegal by law in Oxford, but skateboarding is prohibited in the entire town.  Talks began in regards to getting a skatepark in the late 90s.  However, due to […]

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  • We are proud to introduce the first of our State Skatepark Indexes. The information that follows is the result of hard work, loads of phone calls, tons of emails, and dozens of tanks of gas. We trust that you will find this information helpful in your local skatepark planning. If you enjoy this report, please consider a donation of time or money to SPS. We would […]

    Texas Skatepark Index

    We are proud to introduce the first of our State Skatepark Indexes. The information that follows is the result of hard work, loads of phone calls, tons of emails, and dozens of tanks of gas. We trust that you will find this information helpful in your local skatepark planning. If you enjoy this report, please consider a donation of time or money to SPS. We would […]

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  • It takes a special kind of person to wear a t-shirt. Not everyone can pull it off. It requires a self-confidence that tells the world, “I KNOW I look good!” We wouldn’t blame you if you felt too insecure to pick up one of our new shirts. You’d still be in good company…neither Kim Jong-il or Harrison Ford are wearing one of these shirts, (as far […]

    NEW SPS Shirts!!!

    It takes a special kind of person to wear a t-shirt. Not everyone can pull it off. It requires a self-confidence that tells the world, “I KNOW I look good!” We wouldn’t blame you if you felt too insecure to pick up one of our new shirts. You’d still be in good company…neither Kim Jong-il or Harrison Ford are wearing one of these shirts, (as far […]

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  • There may be no better place to be a skater than Portland, Oregon, particularly for those old enough to drive. Portland has loads of skateparks in and around it. DIY Burnside Few skateparks are as well-documented as Burnside. The park continues to be the central inspiration for hundreds of others. Every aspects of the place evokes an urban skateboarder aesthetic. There are few equals when it […]

    Portland, Oregon

    There may be no better place to be a skater than Portland, Oregon, particularly for those old enough to drive. Portland has loads of skateparks in and around it. DIY Burnside Few skateparks are as well-documented as Burnside. The park continues to be the central inspiration for hundreds of others. Every aspects of the place evokes an urban skateboarder aesthetic. There are few equals when it […]

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  • The skaters in Calgary are a tenacious bunch. Though it is the third-largest city in Canada, it sits in the foothills of the Rockies its weather tends to be cold, particularly by many American standards. The temperature of Calgary has never broken 100-degrees Fahrenheit and the winters can be long. The average temperature in July is 61 degrees F. In most ways the Calgary Association of […]

    Calgary, Alberta (CASE)

    The skaters in Calgary are a tenacious bunch. Though it is the third-largest city in Canada, it sits in the foothills of the Rockies its weather tends to be cold, particularly by many American standards. The temperature of Calgary has never broken 100-degrees Fahrenheit and the winters can be long. The average temperature in July is 61 degrees F. In most ways the Calgary Association of […]

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  • There are few skatepark stories as compelling as the one supplied by the people of Donald, Oregon. With a population of just over 600 people it seems like an unlikely place for a skatepark—world-class or otherwise. Yet the skatepark there has captured the imagination of skaters across the nation. There’s nothing exactly spectacular about the Donald skatepark. It’s not large. In fact, it’s only 2,500 square […]

    Donald, Oregon

    There are few skatepark stories as compelling as the one supplied by the people of Donald, Oregon. With a population of just over 600 people it seems like an unlikely place for a skatepark—world-class or otherwise. Yet the skatepark there has captured the imagination of skaters across the nation. There’s nothing exactly spectacular about the Donald skatepark. It’s not large. In fact, it’s only 2,500 square […]

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  • Skaters for Public Skateparks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing communities with information that leads to better skateparks.  As skaters and community activists we are intimate with how skateparks function, the value they provide a community, and the factors that lead to their success. We occasionally get questions regarding our information services. In an effort to clarify our purpose as an organization, the most common […]

    SPS Q & A

    Skaters for Public Skateparks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing communities with information that leads to better skateparks.  As skaters and community activists we are intimate with how skateparks function, the value they provide a community, and the factors that lead to their success. We occasionally get questions regarding our information services. In an effort to clarify our purpose as an organization, the most common […]

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  • There are lots of great reasons for building your next skatepark. Here are just 30 of them.

    30 Reasons

    There are lots of great reasons for building your next skatepark. Here are just 30 of them.

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  • The first few public meetings for new advocates are often frightening. One expects that the audience will be filled with neighbors and concerned citizens with an endless supply of challenging questions about the idea of a new skatepark. While that is sometimes true—neighbors will probably have questions—the reality is that they’re not out to crucify you. They understand why you’re there and that you mean well. […]

    Public Meeting FAQ

    The first few public meetings for new advocates are often frightening. One expects that the audience will be filled with neighbors and concerned citizens with an endless supply of challenging questions about the idea of a new skatepark. While that is sometimes true—neighbors will probably have questions—the reality is that they’re not out to crucify you. They understand why you’re there and that you mean well. […]

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  • In 2006, I received a call from Cary Skinner in New Braunfels, TX apparently her husband and two children were avid skaters, but they were really unhappy with the local skatepark. I was very familiar with this park because it was a modular park installed a few years ago and it had already shown signs of wear and tear. Cary felt that the modular park did […]

    New Braunfels, Texas

    In 2006, I received a call from Cary Skinner in New Braunfels, TX apparently her husband and two children were avid skaters, but they were really unhappy with the local skatepark. I was very familiar with this park because it was a modular park installed a few years ago and it had already shown signs of wear and tear. Cary felt that the modular park did […]

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