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  • In most communities, it takes years to get a public skatepark built. Whether you are a skatepark advocate or a city official, it can be a challenging task from finding the location to getting the funding. So lets say you have the perfect location lined up, and you have the funds available to build the park. The big question is: WHAT’S NEXT??? The next step is […]

    The Skatepark Bid Process

    In most communities, it takes years to get a public skatepark built. Whether you are a skatepark advocate or a city official, it can be a challenging task from finding the location to getting the funding. So lets say you have the perfect location lined up, and you have the funds available to build the park. The big question is: WHAT’S NEXT??? The next step is […]

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  • (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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  • Picture this scenario. A community decides the kids playing basketball in the streets and driveways of homes and local businesses are becoming a public nuisance. In an effort to give kids a safer place to practice their skills, the city creates a community basketball court superior to any other basketball facilities in town. The court is a huge success with hundreds of users daily, and is […]

    Programs to Promote a Positive Skatepark

    Picture this scenario. A community decides the kids playing basketball in the streets and driveways of homes and local businesses are becoming a public nuisance. In an effort to give kids a safer place to practice their skills, the city creates a community basketball court superior to any other basketball facilities in town. The court is a huge success with hundreds of users daily, and is […]

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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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  • Mission statement For skateboarding to become a widely accepted, properly facilitated and managed mainstream sport throughout Scotland. For Scotland to produce another generation of skateboarders, and attract international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities. Key aims: To enthuse and nurture current and successive new generations of Scottish skateboarders. To stimulate international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities. Key […]

    Skateboard Scotland

    Mission statement For skateboarding to become a widely accepted, properly facilitated and managed mainstream sport throughout Scotland. For Scotland to produce another generation of skateboarders, and attract international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities. Key aims: To enthuse and nurture current and successive new generations of Scottish skateboarders. To stimulate international interest in Scottish skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities. Key […]

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  • Charleston, South Carolina—In September of 1999 the City of Columbia, in partnership with Richland County and the YMCA, unveiled a newly renovated Owens Field Park. The 68 acre regional park included soccer fields, baseball fields, a roller hockey rink and a skateboard park designed to draw skaters from a three state region featuring ramps and quarter-pipes. Not even ten years later Owens Field Park is going […]

    Pour It Now, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina—In September of 1999 the City of Columbia, in partnership with Richland County and the YMCA, unveiled a newly renovated Owens Field Park. The 68 acre regional park included soccer fields, baseball fields, a roller hockey rink and a skateboard park designed to draw skaters from a three state region featuring ramps and quarter-pipes. Not even ten years later Owens Field Park is going […]

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  • Skaters and Advocates collaborating with Town government and community to construct a state-of-the-art skatepark at the Crowell Lot in Brattleboro. Help us make the Brattleboro Skate Park a reality by emailing us at sk8brattleboro@gmail.com – tell us your name and how you think you can help. We are beginning the planning stage and the Town has approved the future site, a beautiful green park just outside […]

    Brattleboro, Vermont

    Skaters and Advocates collaborating with Town government and community to construct a state-of-the-art skatepark at the Crowell Lot in Brattleboro. Help us make the Brattleboro Skate Park a reality by emailing us at sk8brattleboro@gmail.com – tell us your name and how you think you can help. We are beginning the planning stage and the Town has approved the future site, a beautiful green park just outside […]

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  • Rebate is a coalition of skateboarders dedicated to providing members of the skateboarding family support, encouragement, and financial assistance in times of crisis.

    Rebate: Skateboarding Helping Skateboarders

    Rebate is a coalition of skateboarders dedicated to providing members of the skateboarding family support, encouragement, and financial assistance in times of crisis.

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  • Rob Dyer and Skate4Cancer spreads cancer-prevention awareness while skating across continents.

    Skate4Cancer

    Rob Dyer and Skate4Cancer spreads cancer-prevention awareness while skating across continents.

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  • Editor’s Note: Although this report is nearing five years old it continues to be a relevant to today’s skatepark advocate. This is powerful and tragic data; a very real reminder of what each of us face simply by doing what we love. One death is unbearably tragic. 42 deaths in 12 months is unspeakable. As skateboarders we manage risk every time we step on a board. […]

    Skateboarding Casualties (2006)

    Editor’s Note: Although this report is nearing five years old it continues to be a relevant to today’s skatepark advocate. This is powerful and tragic data; a very real reminder of what each of us face simply by doing what we love. One death is unbearably tragic. 42 deaths in 12 months is unspeakable. As skateboarders we manage risk every time we step on a board. […]

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