Counties That Count

We recently shook down U.S. States to find out which are doing the best job of providing access to free, public skateparks.

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Tony Hawk Skates Surprise Demo In San Francisco

Tony Hawk and a fan shoot a selfie ramp-side. Photo: Colin Vincent

An impromptu session at San Francisco’s SOMA West Skate Plaza last month was broadcast live to over 2.5-million viewers as Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse Skateboards team rolled into the space and onto the screens of facebook Live viewers around the world.

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Tony Hawk Foundation Rewards Youth Advocacy

Youth across the U.S. continue to lead the charge for free, public skateparks in their communities. Skateboarding is now practiced by more than five-million Americans, though it has yet to receive the recognition or level of service afforded more traditional sports.

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Kids Building Communities

Charlotteville, VA

The evidence is clear—youth need more recreational opportunities, as the number of overweight and obese youth has more than tripled since 1980 (

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Skatepark Grants Available

ntering its fourteenth year supporting at-risk youth, the Tony Hawk Foundation has opened its application for grants to help fund the construction of free, public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S.

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CDC Report Supports More Skateparks

A recent report from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)* reveals that teens aren’t getting the exercise they need to meet minimum health standards.

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