Public skateparks are typically the most popular recreational facilities in communities that have them. If your city doesn't have a skatepark, your city is a skatepark.


Engaging the community

Engaging the community

Every skatepark is the result of a partnership between youth, government, and local civic organizations. In spite of their rough edges, skateboarding youth often prove to be incredible advocates for the things that are important to them, and the long process of skatepark development is transformative not just for the skateboarders, but for the agencies and individuals that work with them. Our Skatepark Development Guide will lead you in the right direction.

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Skatepark Facts & Numbers


$5.8-million has been awarded by the Tony Hawk Foundation to help create public skateparks.


596 skatepark projects in the U.S. have received funding from the Tony Hawk Foundation.


Six million visitors annually enjoy skateparks that the Tony Hawk Foundation helped fund.


Thousands of skatepark projects worldwide have received guidance and advocacy training from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

The process of getting a park teaches kids in the community valuable lessons about perseverance, and that working with their city leaders can be a positive experience.

Kids deserve a place to grow

Skateparks build and sustain healthy communities. As a gathering place for dedicated, athletic youth, the skatepark provides the forum for visitors young and old, beginning and skilled, to meet and share experiences. For many skateboarding youth, the skatepark becomes a home-away-from-home.

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