About Author: Mike Leeds

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  • For the second year in a row Skaters for Public Skateparks and Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks collaborated with our local police department to show unity between our skater’s and police officer’s. This year our main focus was to paint a mural over the graffiti in the bowl at 19 year old Pioneer Skatepark. CWVS raised over half of the funding for the project and received […]

    Officer’s on Board 2 – Make a Difference Day 2016

    For the second year in a row Skaters for Public Skateparks and Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks collaborated with our local police department to show unity between our skater’s and police officer’s. This year our main focus was to paint a mural over the graffiti in the bowl at 19 year old Pioneer Skatepark. CWVS raised over half of the funding for the project and received […]

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  • Officers on Board The idea came to me a couple years ago at our local Kenroy Skate Camp in East Wenatchee, WA. I was visiting with off-duty Wenatchee Police Officer Shawndra Duke as we watched her son participating. It was obvious to us that both skateboarders and police officers are often misunderstood. Not to mention misunderstood by one another. I asked her if she would be […]

    Officers on Board

    Officers on Board The idea came to me a couple years ago at our local Kenroy Skate Camp in East Wenatchee, WA. I was visiting with off-duty Wenatchee Police Officer Shawndra Duke as we watched her son participating. It was obvious to us that both skateboarders and police officers are often misunderstood. Not to mention misunderstood by one another. I asked her if she would be […]

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  • An Interview with Billy & Catherine Coulon By: Mike Leeds Evergreen just broke ground on another new park in Colorado earlier this week. How is your newest creation coming along so far? Well we literally just started 3 days ago, but we have the bowl and street course dug. This is the largest design/build project we’ve done in awhile so we are super excited about it. […]

    An Interview with Evergreen Skateparks: Building Skateparks that Flow for Everyone

    An Interview with Billy & Catherine Coulon By: Mike Leeds Evergreen just broke ground on another new park in Colorado earlier this week. How is your newest creation coming along so far? Well we literally just started 3 days ago, but we have the bowl and street course dug. This is the largest design/build project we’ve done in awhile so we are super excited about it. […]

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  • Skaters for Public Skateparks is always looking for new insight and also to help promote skateboarding in general. Last October, I had the pleasure of being introduced to pro skater Amelia Brodka. We had a great conversation about skateparks and skateboarding in general. It was obvious to me that Amelia is a committed skater for life. As a self-proclaimed skateboard addict, she worked tirelessly to put […]

    “Underexposed” in the Public Eye: Amelia Brodka Interview

    Skaters for Public Skateparks is always looking for new insight and also to help promote skateboarding in general. Last October, I had the pleasure of being introduced to pro skater Amelia Brodka. We had a great conversation about skateparks and skateboarding in general. It was obvious to me that Amelia is a committed skater for life. As a self-proclaimed skateboard addict, she worked tirelessly to put […]

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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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  •   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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  • 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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  • Ben Wixon, SPS Board Member, Co-Developer of Drop In to Skateboarding (accredited skateboard instruction program) and Author of the book- Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming and Park Design drove several hours from Portland, OR to Wenatchee, WA recently to do a presentation for K-12 Wenatchee School District PE Teachers. The presentation, put on in conjunction with Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks and SPS-Wen Chapter was planned to help the teachers learn the basics of […]

    Drop-In to Skateboarding Class-Wenatchee, WA

    Ben Wixon, SPS Board Member, Co-Developer of Drop In to Skateboarding (accredited skateboard instruction program) and Author of the book- Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming and Park Design drove several hours from Portland, OR to Wenatchee, WA recently to do a presentation for K-12 Wenatchee School District PE Teachers. The presentation, put on in conjunction with Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks and SPS-Wen Chapter was planned to help the teachers learn the basics of […]

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