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Episode 32 – Season Finale

Join Pete and Alec as they recap the year and answer some excellent questions from skatepark advocates like you.

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Episode 31 – Designing for Safety

Pete and Alec discuss ways to de-danger your park. From the design itself to policy and fencing, learn to mitigate your risk and increase the probability of good, safe sessions and a longer skatepark lifespan.

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Episode 30 – Concrete VS Prefab

Learn why prefabricated skateparks are going the way of the Dodo and the distinct advantages of using concrete for your new skatepark. Pete and Alec dive into the differences between the types of “skatepark furniture” you may encounter while making your new skate-able oasis.

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Episode 29 – Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1

In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Pete and Alec discuss the most common questions they get regarding skatepark projects. Learn from those who wrote in looking for answers about skateparks, programming and more.

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Episode 27 – How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

It’s a gem of a skatepark you’ve probably seen before, but you didn’t see everything that went down behind the scenes. Learn from the person behind the park as our very own Trevor Staples tells us how it happened in Ann Arbor Michigan.

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Episode 26 – Beyond the deck

Pete and Alec dive into the (sometimes) fascinating world of what goes on beyond the deck of the skatepark. How does designing your landscape and entrances affect your session?

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Episode 25 – DIY

Pete and Alec do it themselves and discuss the proliferation of DIY skateparks. From pros and cons of a clandestine build to the unseen effects of non-traditional skatepark creation, learn all about this very unique corner of the skatepark world.

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Episode 23 – Fences

Pete and Alec discuss fencing and barriers around skateparks, what ramifications these separations have on the skatepark and our culture, and how to go about it in your neighborhood. 

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Episode 21 – How It Happened: Stoner Park

Hear the real story from the people behind the project. In the second installment of How It Happened, we get the inside scoop (from inside the building) about the famed Stoner Skate Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.

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Episode 19 – How It Happened: Boise, ID

Hear the real story from the people behind the project. In the first installment of How It Happened, we get the inside scoop from Paul Whitworth about Boise Idaho’s triumphant under-the-bridge skatepark.

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Episode 17 – Municipal Equation

In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, join us as we talk with Ben Brown about the organization of cities as they relate to skateboarding and skateparks.

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Episode 16 – Retail Skateparks

In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Pete and Alec discuss parks that aren’t public. Learn why they used to be necessary, why some still do it, and the risks and benefits of setting one up.

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Episode 14 – Miki Vuckovich

On this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts take a look at skateboarding and skateparks through the eyes of one of the most influential people behind the scenes of skateboarding and skateparks, THF Executive Director Miki Vuckovich.

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Episode 12 – Trash

In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Alec and Pete discuss one of the most annoying and dangerous issues plaguing skateparks across the country – trash.

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Episode 11 – Tony Hawk

In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, we interview one of the most influential skateboarders of all time: Tony Hawk.

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Episode 10 – Shrediquette

In the first of our regular episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the do’s and don’ts of skating at a skatepark.

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Episode 7 – Fundraising

In the seventh installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss one of the biggest elements in skatepark advocacy.

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Episode 6 – Site Selection

In the sixth installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the process of site selection and working with the city through the entire skatepark process.

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