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Posted: May 16, 2011

A Decade Of Funding Skateparks

Now in its tenth year helping fund public skateparks, the Tony Hawk Foundation launches its Summer 2011 grant season today.

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Posted: May 3, 2011

Brooklyn Skate Jam - Gowanus Grind III

Skaters turned out in full force for Gowanus Grind III, the opening of what is slated to become a full skateboarding plaza within the next several years. Organized by the Friends of Thomas Greene Park, the day's events included a skate competition, free instruction for novice skateboarders, as well as music and t-shirt silk screening for the younger kids.

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Posted: May 2, 2011

Stoked For A Skatepark

The Stevens Point, Wisconsin skatepark was decades in the making, and underscores the tenacity and persistence of local skaters and advocates. A Tony Hawk Foundation grant of $10,000 in 2008 helped make it happen.

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Posted: April 19, 2011

Cleveland Rocks!

Tony Hawk Foundation grants help bring skateparks to urban Midwest and rural Native America.

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Posted: April 6, 2011

Tony Hawk To Deliver Keynote Address To U.S. Parks Officials

Tony Hawk will address parks-and-recreation officials at this year's national convention.

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Posted: February 28, 2011

Advancing Skatepark Advocacy

The Tony Hawk Foundation has hired premier skatepark advocate Peter Whitley as its Programs Director. With nearly a decade of work promoting skatepark development, most notably as Co-Founder and former Director of Skaters For Public Skateparks and author of the Public Skatepark Development Guide, Whitley brings tremendous experience and a new perspective to THF.

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Posted: January 27, 2011

Funding Skateparks, Hiring Staff

Communities striving to build free, public skateparks may now apply for grants to help build their parks. And talented individuals with a passion for skatepark development have the chance to apply for either of two staff positions at the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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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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