Skatepark Insider – The Ultimate Showdown: Skater vs NIMBY
April 1, 2017

Skatepark Insider – The Ultimate Showdown: Skater vs NIMBY

Top 10 Skatepark Disputes
Whether it’s skater vs. bureaucrat, skater vs. NIMBY, or even skater vs. skater, a whole lot of time and energy can be wasted resolving the conflicts that arise when pursuing a public skatepark. Identify and address potential disputes early, and keep your focus on the end result—a quality concrete skatepark in your community. GO

Win A Signed Tony Hawk Skateboard!
If you received this newsletter, you’re among the Tony Hawk Foundation supporters automatically entered in a drawing to win a signed Birdhouse Tony Hawk skateboard deck. If you didn’t get this e-mail directly, use this link to sign up to receive occasional updates from the Tony Hawk Foundation and be entered in the drawing. ENTER

Bargin’ Arvin
Arvin, California’s new skatepark is open for shredding. But in the weeks leading up to the official opening, locals made their way into the park to find … other kids in the park. Go figure. WATCH

Houston, We Have A Skatepark!
A group of Houston teens never imagined they would have a hand in bringing their dream to life—until they got the chance to design their perfect skatepark. READ

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Tony Hawk Foundation
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.

Domestically, the foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.7-million to 594 communities in all 50 states. The foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.

The foundation’s International Program has provided financial and technical support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the foundation’s Web site at You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.

Special thanks to following THF partners for their ongoing support: MINI USA (, Starkey Hearing Foundation (, Gumball 3000 Foundation (, HEXBUG (, Hawk Clothing (, (, Nixon (, Sweetwater (, Dynacraft (, and  Zumiez (