May 2011

Posted: May 16, 2011

A Decade Of Funding Skateparks

Now in its tenth year helping fund public skateparks, the Tony Hawk Foundation launches its Summer 2011 grant season today.

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Posted: May 3, 2011

Brooklyn Skate Jam - Gowanus Grind III

Skaters turned out in full force for Gowanus Grind III, the opening of what is slated to become a full skateboarding plaza within the next several years. Organized by the Friends of Thomas Greene Park, the day's events included a skate competition, free instruction for novice skateboarders, as well as music and t-shirt silk screening for the younger kids.

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Posted: May 2, 2011

Stoked For A Skatepark

The Stevens Point, Wisconsin skatepark was decades in the making, and underscores the tenacity and persistence of local skaters and advocates. A Tony Hawk Foundation grant of $10,000 in 2008 helped make it happen.

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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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