Welcome to your one-stop shop for all skatepark development guidance and information.
This site is for anyone interested in getting the most out of their next skatepark. Advocates will find everything they need to articulate and present their skatepark vision to their local governments. City administrators will find cost estimates and optimized developmental scenarios. Youth advocates will find data, reports, and editorial on the impact of skaetparks in a community. Anyone curious about skateparks will find typologies, data, and innovative ideas captured by these misunderstood recreational facilities.
The skatepark information found here is categorized into five sections. Each section represents a developmental stage. Understanding this structure is useful for finding the information you need, when you need it. If you are just starting out with your skatepark project, we recommend that you start with the first chapter, Vision, to understand where to begin and how to organize your project into a viable community investment.
Every skatepark starts as an idea. This section will help you construct a skatepark vision that will work for local skateboarders and the broader community. Start with Vision if you are just beginning your skatepark project.
No skatepark has been created without the commitment of a passionate advocate. This section will help you create an effective advocacy strategy. Jump to this section if you are ready to present your skatepark vision to the public.
Grand Opening is the first day of your skatepark’s life. The health of the new facility depends on how the park is cared for. This section provides information on caring for your skatepark and creating programs that help it succeed.
Looking For The Print Edition?
This website represents the 3rd Edition of the popular Public Skatepark Development Guide. If you prefer a print edition of the 2nd Edition, you can still order one for free ($7 shipping within the U.S. and $13 shipping overseas).