States Of Skateparks
It’s no secret that it’s better to be a skateboarder in some places than others. We looked at where the skateparks are to determine what U.S. States had the most skateparks per resident. See what we found: BEST STATES
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Communities seeking to create free public skateparks are encouraged to apply for Tony Hawk Foundation construction grants, which are awarded to qualifying projects serving low-income residents. Full eligibility criteria and the application are available on the foundation’s Web site. Applications are due June 14, 2017: APPLY
Oregon Defends Skateparks
Long considered the cradle of modern public skateparks, Oregon is home to Burnside and many other legendary skateparks, whose local builders have gone on to form the nucleus of today’s skatepark industry. But after a recent court case questioned the protection Oregon cities enjoyed under State law, the Legislature has taken up the issue to clarify the use of public-use parks, including the State’s 100 skateparks. GO
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Initiated by local City Council Member Cheryl Brown in 2012, the Kanab Skatepark project received tremendous support from the community. Local skaters soon began working through their art class to develop 3D concepts of the skatepark to inform their professional designer, along with a branding and marketing plan. In 2013, the project received a THF Skatepark Grant, and in November 2016 the Kanab Skatepark and pump track opened to the public!
Kanab Skatepark: W 450 North St, Kanab, UT 84741
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 576 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 (www.skateistan.org).
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 www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. 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 (www.miniusa.com), Starkey Hearing Foundation (www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org), Gumball 3000 Foundation (www.gumball3000.com), HEXBUG (www.hexbug.com), Hawk Clothing (www.kohls.com), GoSolar.com (www.GoSolar.com), Nixon (www.nixon.com), Sweetwater (www.sweetwater.com), Dynacraft (www.dynacraftwheels.com), and Zumiez (www.zumiez.com).