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Season 3 of The Skatepark Podcast is upon us! Join Alec Beck and Trevor Staples as they discuss the details of the latest skatepark project grant funding opportunity through The Skatepark Project. Hear the common questions and misconceptions about grant funding to better prepare your next application. To learn more about this grant opportunity head…
 
On this episode we talk with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl from Palouse WA. They spearheaded AND built the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden with an interesting new model. Tune in to learn about how they accomplished their goal. To learn more about the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden in Washington head to https://www.…
 
On this episode we talk with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl from Palouse WA. They spearheaded AND built the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden with an interesting new model. Tune in to learn about how they accomplished their goal. To learn more about the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden in Washington head to https://www.…
 
On this episode we chat with Mike Donelon from Long Beach, CA, as well as ASK Ambassadors Apinya Imon and Jose Poncho Aguilar. Mike created Action Sports Kids to serve the youth in Long Beach while advocating for proper public skate space in the area. A legend in the game, listen and learn the ropes of effective skatepark advocacy and youth program…
 
On this episode we connect with Walt Pourier from Stronghold Society and hear the story of the Pine Ridge Skatepark. One of the more impactful and resonant skatepark projects in history, listen in to understand how this skatepark affected the Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the skateboarding world as a whole. Learn more about …
 
Pete and Alec chat with Jeff Iles from Algonquin College. Hear Jeff’s surprising angle on skateparks, and what all advocates can learn from it. Be sure to check out the associated links below. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to skatepark.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation, go to http://www.tonyhawkfoundation…
 
Pete and Alec are back for another season of The Skatepark Podcast! In this first episode they discuss the rhythm of advocacy and what your next step is, wherever you are in the process. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to skatepark.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation, go to http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. …
 
Join Pete and Alec as they recap the year and answer some excellent questions from skatepark advocates like you. Learn what parks have opened and some favorite advocacy and skate moments of 2018. The hosts touch on what it really takes to be a successful advocate, and share some tips and tricks for the long haul. If you're still not sure if you've …
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark gran…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.pu…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skate…
 
If you’re in New York or Michigan, chances are there is a huge opportunity for you to get a new public skatepark. The Built To Play Skatepark Grant initiative may help you bring a skatepark to your town faster than you thought possible. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more a…
 
Have you ever read a skatepark sign? If you're an advocate for your new local skatepark project, chances are you'll be involved in making the sign, (and even some of the rules) for the new skatepark. In this episode, Pete and Alec discuss what makes an effective sign, and the do's and don't of getting important information to the skatepark users. F…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more ab…
 
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? Should you be able to skate ledges on the way into the skatepark? Everything you didn’t know you wanted to learn about skatepark landscaping in this podcast. For more inform…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To le…
 
Pete and Alec chat with the legendary Dan Hughes, creator of Northwestskater.com and surveyor of many hundreds of skateparks worldwide. Dan talks about the components of a good park, grinding coping made from coral, and the tricks to creating the ideal vibe at a skatepark. For more of Dan's work, head to northwestskater.com or follow @skatedaworld.…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a…
 
THF Staff takes a road trip up the West Coast of the United States. Hear their thoughts about the skateparks they visited, and fun moments along the way. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go towww.tonyhawkfoun…
 
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. Learn the ins and outs of how this idea turned into concrete, and how two of our staff members helped make it a reality nearly a decade before…
 
In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Pete and Alec discuss the right and wrong ways to talk about your skatepark project. Learn who to speak with, how to frame your story, and ways to turn a simple conversation into tangible support. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more…
 
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. Learn the ins and outs of how this idea turned into concrete, and how the Boise Skateboard Association helped to make it a reality. For more infor…
 
In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Pete and Alec discuss the ins and outs of applying for the Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Construction Grant. Learn more about the process and gain valuable insight into applying for your own THF grant. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To lear…
 
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. Alec, Ben, and Pete discuss the interaction of concerned citizens and community leaders and the decisions that get made, ultimately resulting in policies and facilities that impact skateboarder…
 
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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation, go to http:/…
 
In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Alec and Pete discuss the mental and emotional benefits of skateboarding. Hear some strange science, personal stories and the broader implications of skating's unique impact on human beings. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about …
 
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. He takes us through the hidden history of skateparks, his storied career in skateboarding, the importance of …
 
In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts discuss the best (and worst) ways to work with the people in your skatepark project’s core group. Learn how to save time, amplify strengths and minimize weaknesses - all while empowering yourself and your trusty partners. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publicska…
 
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. Learn policy and practice, and how to reach out to the local skate population authentically to activate their role in keeping things clean. For more information about creating your own skatepa…
 
In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, we interview one of the most influential skateboarders of all time: Tony Hawk. We ask Tony all sorts of questions about skateparks and skateboarding. From design and policy to trick selection and contests... we dive deep. Learn how the Tony Hawk Foundation began, and what direction skateboarding and skatepa…
 
In the first of our regular episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the do’s and don’ts of skating at a skatepark. This episode provides valuable insight into the unwritten rules that help govern an activity that has no rules. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foun…
 
In the ninth and final installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec take you through the last steps of skatepark development and past the finish line. Learn how to advocate for proper contemporary skatepark policy, how to program and activate the skatepark, and what to expect in terms of maintenance. BONUS: How to prepare your cit…
 
In the eighth installment of our primary educational episodes, things start to take shape. Join hosts Alec and Pete as they help you understand the process of design, and how to work with skatepark design and construction firms on your skatepark project. Learn some tips about contemporary design, and how to ensure your project uses a qualified skat…
 
In the seventh installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss one of the biggest elements in skatepark advocacy: fundraising. They’ll share some valued tactics for galvanizing your community, and some insights into getting the most funding for your time. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publ…
 
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. Learn about one of the biggest pitfalls in skatepark advocacy, and how to avoid it. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.…
 
In the fifth installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts dive deeper into the art of communication and how to craft the right message around your public skatepark project. Learn tips and tricks for showcasing the obvious and not so obvious value that comes from creating, and maintaining, a skatepark in your town. For more information…
 
In the fourth installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the best ways to gain support for your public-skatepark project while bringing value to your beloved community. Learn the reasons and methods behind community outreach, and how to deal with opposition to the skatepark. BONUS: How to manage your own emotions and rea…
 
In the third installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts take you to the first boss level: speaking at the City Council meeting. Learn some public-speaking tips, how to prep your crew, and the do’s and don’ts of discussing your public skatepark project with the public. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to ww…
 
In the second installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the first real step in creating a public skatepark project, assembling your core group. Learn how it works and what to expect when assembling a diverse and skilled group of people for the mighty task of skatepark development. Bonus: the mental attitude it takes to …
 
In the first of nine educational episodes, we cover the entire process of getting a skatepark, from start to finish. Get to know our skateboarding hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck as they explain the basic structure of a public-skatepark project and what you can expect along the way. For more information on creating your own skatepark head to www.…
 
The Skatepark Podcast presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation covers everything you want and need to know about skateparks and public-skatepark development. Join hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck for tips, tricks, and all the insight a skatepark advocate (or skateboard nerd) needs to know to achieve a proper concrete skatepark in your community. Emai…
 
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