January 2010

Posted: January 29, 2010

Pop's Gets Its Kids Back

Driven by frustration over the open-air drug dealing at abandoned Pop's Playground in Kensington, Laura Semmelroth walked into the EXIT Philadelphia Skateshop two years ago and asked owner Steve Miller, a total stranger, to build a skateboard park at Pop's.

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Posted: January 22, 2010

Lyons, Michigan Skatepark Ready For Tony Hawk Touch

The village of Lyons doesn’t often get personal attention from famous celebrities. But the work of several local skaters and supportive community members drew both a cash grant and some advice from professional skater Tony Hawk.

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Public Skatepark Development Guide

Public Skatepark Development Guide
Second Edition Released!

The Public Skatepark Development Guide, the indispensable handbook for public-skatepark advocates, is now available in an updated and improved second edition. First published in 2007 by the Tony Hawk Foundation, Skaters For Public Skateparks, and the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the ultimate guide for community-skatepark advocates was available for free, and supplies quickly disappeared. The new 128-page second edition features updated information and expanded chapters, including skatepark vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and management, plus several supplements and visual aids.

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