2009

Posted: December 20, 2009

Help Build A Skatepark In Watts

The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of its Fall 2009 Skatepark Grant Awards, as well as a special allocation to match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to the Watts Skatepark project in Los Angeles.

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Posted: November 9, 2009

Tony Hawk stands up for Las Vegas skatepark.

The legendary skateboarder partied to raise funds for Freedom Skatepark in East Las Vegas.

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Posted: November 7, 2009

Las Vegas Debut Of SUFS A Success

Skaters in East Las Vegas will see an improved public skatepark in their neighborhood, thanks to the success of the inaugural Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at the Wynn Las Vegas..

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Posted: October 18, 2009

Q&A with skateboarder Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk is not only the greatest athlete in his sport, but its greatest ambassador as well.

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Posted: October 14, 2009

Tony Hawk stands up for skateparks

Mingling with celebrities is not something I often do on a Sunday morning, but that's where I found myself this past Sunday, attending Tony Hawk's annual Stand Up for Skateparks fundraising event at grocery magnate Ron Burkle's Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Posted: October 11, 2009

Stand Up For Skateparks

Having played the Tony Hawk Foundation’s first benefit in 2004, the re-united blink-182 took a break from their current North American tour to honor Tony’s invitation to perform at the sixth-annual Tony Hawk: RIDE Presents Stand Up for Skateparks event.

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Posted: September 22, 2009

Skate park construction to begin in April

Harrison’s skate-park committee is alive and well, with plans for construction to begin in April, according to the committee chairman.

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Posted: September 10, 2009

Tony Hawk brings skating to inner cities

Tony Hawk does not compete in skateboard competitions anymore. He retired from that part of his life ten years ago, at the age of thirty-one. But he still skates and he still works in the industry.

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Posted: June 26, 2009

Keeping His Promise

When Tony Hawk told 11-year-old Nathan Lazarus that he would name a skatepark after him, the youngster didn’t take him seriously.

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Posted: May 28, 2009

Fundraising for South Kitsap Skatepark

Leslie Reynolds can't do a kick turn or an ollie. At 56, she's not about to try a 180, let alone a 360. But Reynolds, whose 15-year-old son Zack Taylor has been skateboarding since he was 3, is behind South Kitsap's skater crowd all the way.

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Public Skatepark Development Guide

Public Skatepark Development Guide
Second Edition Released!

The Public Skatepark Development Guide, the indispensable handbook for public-skatepark advocates, is now available in an updated and improved second edition. First published in 2007 by the Tony Hawk Foundation, Skaters For Public Skateparks, and the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the ultimate guide for community-skatepark advocates was available for free, and supplies quickly disappeared. The new 128-page second edition features updated information and expanded chapters, including skatepark vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and management, plus several supplements and visual aids.

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