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The Skatepark Podcast - Presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation

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The Skatepark Podcast - Presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation

Tony Hawk Foundation and Swell Story Media

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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.

Latest Episodes

Episode 34 - Skatepark Planning 201: A conversation with Jeff Iles

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.org. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org. Algonquin College Action Sports Park Development Program Website https://www.algonquincollege.com/pembroke/program/action-sports-park-development/ Framework for Recreation in Canada https://www.cpra.ca/about-the-framework Ottawa Skateboard Association http://ottawaskateboard.ca/ Toronto Skateboarding Committee https://www.torontoskateboarding.com/ Toronto Skateboard Strategy https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/long-term-vision-plans-and-strategies/skateboard-strategy/ Pickering Skatepark Strategy https://www.pickerin...

46 MINMAY 31
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Episode 34 - Skatepark Planning 201: A conversation with Jeff Iles

Episode 33 - Your Next Step.

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 tohttp://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org.

29 MINMAY 13
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Episode 33 - Your Next Step.

SEASON 2 COMING SOON!

2 MINMAY 7
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SEASON 2 COMING SOON!

Season Finale

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 got what it takes, this is the episode for you. For more information on creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org

95 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Season Finale

Designing for Safety

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

59 MIN2018 OCT 5
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Designing for Safety

Concrete VS Prefab

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

41 MIN2018 SEP 21
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Concrete VS Prefab

Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights - you may have your question answered on the air.

45 MIN2018 SEP 7
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Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

BONUS – Built To Play Grants - $250,000 for your skatepark!

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Built To Play grant initiative, go to https://tonyhawkfoundation.org/built-to-play/. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

17 MIN2018 SEP 5
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BONUS – Built To Play Grants - $250,000 for your skatepark!

Skatepark Signs - stupid rules and you.

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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

62 MIN2018 AUG 24
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Skatepark Signs - stupid rules and you.

How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

63 MIN2018 AUG 10
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How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

Latest Episodes

Episode 34 - Skatepark Planning 201: A conversation with Jeff Iles

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.org. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org. Algonquin College Action Sports Park Development Program Website https://www.algonquincollege.com/pembroke/program/action-sports-park-development/ Framework for Recreation in Canada https://www.cpra.ca/about-the-framework Ottawa Skateboard Association http://ottawaskateboard.ca/ Toronto Skateboarding Committee https://www.torontoskateboarding.com/ Toronto Skateboard Strategy https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/long-term-vision-plans-and-strategies/skateboard-strategy/ Pickering Skatepark Strategy https://www.pickerin...

46 MINMAY 31
Comments
Episode 34 - Skatepark Planning 201: A conversation with Jeff Iles

Episode 33 - Your Next Step.

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 tohttp://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org.

29 MINMAY 13
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Episode 33 - Your Next Step.

SEASON 2 COMING SOON!

2 MINMAY 7
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SEASON 2 COMING SOON!

Season Finale

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 got what it takes, this is the episode for you. For more information on creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org

95 MIN2018 OCT 15
Comments
Season Finale

Designing for Safety

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

59 MIN2018 OCT 5
Comments
Designing for Safety

Concrete VS Prefab

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

41 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
Concrete VS Prefab

Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights - you may have your question answered on the air.

45 MIN2018 SEP 7
Comments
Frequently Asked Questions - Part 1

BONUS – Built To Play Grants - $250,000 for your skatepark!

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Built To Play grant initiative, go to https://tonyhawkfoundation.org/built-to-play/. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

17 MIN2018 SEP 5
Comments
BONUS – Built To Play Grants - $250,000 for your skatepark!

Skatepark Signs - stupid rules and you.

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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

62 MIN2018 AUG 24
Comments
Skatepark Signs - stupid rules and you.

How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

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 tohttp://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly atpodcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or insights.

63 MIN2018 AUG 10
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How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

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