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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Episode 27 – How It Happened: Ann Arbor, MI

8/10/2018
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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 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...

Duration:01:03:08

Episode 26 – Beyond the deck

7/27/2018
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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 information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 25 – DIY

7/13/2018
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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 learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go towww.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email...

Duration:01:17:12

Episode 24 – Dan Hughes

6/29/2018
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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. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant...

Duration:01:13:27

Episode 23 - Fences

6/15/2018
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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 grant, go towww.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with...

Duration:00:34:52

Episode 22 - THF West Coast Road Trip

6/2/2018
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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.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org with questions, shout-outs or...

Duration:01:05:27

Episode 21 – How It Happened: Stoner Park

5/18/2018
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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 working at THF. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the...

Duration:01:29:34

Episode 20 – How To Talk About Your Skatepark Project

5/4/2018
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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 about the THF skatepark grant process or to apply for a grant, go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/skatepark-grants. You can also email the...

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 19 – How It Happened: Boise, ID

4/20/2018
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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 information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the THF skatepark grant process or to...

Duration:00:59:18

Episode 18 – How to apply for a THF Skatepark Construction Grant

4/6/2018
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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 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...

Duration:01:03:51

Episode 17 - Municipal Equation

3/22/2018
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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 skateboarders. For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to http://www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk...

Duration:00:44:29

Episode 16 - Retail Skateparks

3/9/2018
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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://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Duration:01:04:39

Episode 15 - Skateboarding As Emotional Therapy

2/23/2018
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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 the Tony Hawk Foundation, go to http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also email the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Duration:00:54:38

Episode 14 – Miki Vuckovich

2/9/2018
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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 the skateboarding identity, and where we may be headed as a subculture. BONUS: Behind the scenes of skateboarding and the Olympics. For more...

Duration:00:56:40

Episode 13 – Managing Your Core Group

1/26/2018
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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.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can e-mail the hosts directly at...

Duration:00:42:14

Episode 12 – Trash

1/12/2018
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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 skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony Hawk Foundation go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can e-mail the...

Duration:00:20:36

Episode 11 – Tony Hawk

12/29/2017
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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 skateparks may be going. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the Tony...

Duration:00:37:32

Episode 10 – Shrediquette

12/15/2017
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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 Foundation go to www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can e-mail the hosts directly at podcast@tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 9 – Policy, Programming and Maintenance

12/15/2017
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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 city and local law enforcement to properly respond to possible growing pains around the skatepark. For more information about creating your own...

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 8 – Design and Construction

12/15/2017
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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 skatepark construction firm. For more information about creating your own skatepark head to www.publicskateparkguide.org. To learn more about the...

Duration:00:34:55