February 2010

Posted: February 9, 2010

Cops Love Skateparks

In a survey of law-enforcement officials from across the U.S., officers report that public skateparks have had a positive impact on youth in their communities.

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Posted: February 9, 2010

Help HAITI

Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet Members Tony Hawk and Miley Cyrus have been helping generate donations for the organization to conduct its relief work in Haiti.

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Posted: February 9, 2010

Owens Field Skatepark scheduled to open March

Construction of the new Owens Field Skatepark in Columbia, South Carolina is near completion and will officially open one month ahead of schedule at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6th. The skatepark was planned, and designed by Wally Hollyday Design - a California-based general contractor specializing in the design and construction of custom concrete skateparks.

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Posted: February 7, 2010

A Hero To Skaters: Randy Stang Supported Us To The Very End

Randy Stang lived so close to the city park in Bay Village, he was used to finding stray Frisbees, golf balls, baseballs, even arrows and rockets in his yard. He let it all slide. Then he heard that a group planned to gather at City Hall four days ago for a public hearing about building a skateboard and biking park in Bradley Park. Randy knew that creating a place for skaters, scooters, skateboarders and BMX bikes would increase the noise, traffic and crowds of teenagers, so he gathered up three pages of notes and carried them to Bay Village City Hall.

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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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