46 episodes

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 Tony Hawk Foundation and Swell Story Media

    • Government
    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

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.

    Episode 42 PART 2- How It Happened: Palouse WA's "Formal DIY" with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl

    Episode 42 PART 2- How It Happened: Palouse WA's "Formal DIY" with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl

    On this episode we talk with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl from Palouse WA. They spearheaded AND built the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden with an interesting new model. Tune in to learn about how they accomplished their goal. 
     
    To learn more about the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden in Washington head to https://www.palouseskatepark.com/
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 28 min
    Episode 42 PART 1- How It Happened: Palouse WA's "Formal DIY" with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl

    Episode 42 PART 1- How It Happened: Palouse WA's "Formal DIY" with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl

    On this episode we talk with Aaron Flansburg and Michael Dahl from Palouse WA. They spearheaded AND built the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden with an interesting new model. Tune in to learn about how they accomplished their goal. 
     
    To learn more about the Palouse Skatepark and Tony Kettel Skate Garden in Washington head to https://www.palouseskatepark.com/
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 57 min
    Episode 41: How It Happened: Texas and more with Carter Dennis

    Episode 41: How It Happened: Texas and more with Carter Dennis

    On this episode we chat with Carter Dennis. Carter's influence on skatepark advocacy spans far beyond his city skatepark projects in San Antonio and Arlington. One of the founding directors of Skaters for Public Skateparks, he's got stories to tell and wisdom to impart. Tune in to learn more about his experience and insights about skatepark advocacy. 
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 54 min
    Episode 40: How It Happened: New York, NY - LES Skatepark and more with Steve Rodriguez

    Episode 40: How It Happened: New York, NY - LES Skatepark and more with Steve Rodriguez

    On this episode we chat with Steve Rodriguez from New York about his extensive skatepark advocacy work. Steve has been instrumental in multiple skateparks projects around New York City and has helped rewrite policies in favor of better skate access. Tune in to learn more about Steve's impact and the advice he has for budding skatepark advocates. 
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 39: How it's Happening: Pensacola Florida with Jon Shell

    Episode 39: How it's Happening: Pensacola Florida with Jon Shell

    On this episode we chat with Jon Shell from Pensacola Florida. Jon's work with Upward Intuition led to the making of a world class skatepark project. Learn how he turned a passion project into civic action and what's helped him stay the course toward his goal of bettering the community in more ways than one.
     
    Learn more about Upward Intuition and the Pensacola Skatepark project here: https://upwardintuition.org/
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 48 min
    Episode 38 - How It Happened: Detroit MI with Derrick Dykas

    Episode 38 - How It Happened: Detroit MI with Derrick Dykas

    On this episode we chat with Derrick Dykas from Detroit Michigan. Derrick's involvement with The Wig DIY skatepark evolved into supporting the local scene with Community Push before he was recruited by the City of Detroit to help create the new Riverside Skatepark (and beyond). From grassroots to grand opening, Derrick's run the course. Listen and learn about a multifaceted scene in Detroit Michigan.
     
    Learn more about Community Push here: http://www.communitypush.org/
     
    For more information on creating your own skatepark, head to https://www.skatepark.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.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

peisenhaur ,

Makes all the difference!

Have found these podcast invaluable as we go through the process of developing a skatepark. Listen to them not only once but again as you reach each phase of your project. Super helpful!

Mdspb ,

Informative and entertaining

Not only an excellent resource to help get skateparks built in your community, but by extension, lessons in civics, organizational skills, fundraising, non-profits, and more!

Peter Whitley ,

One-Stop Shop!

Everything you need to know to get a new skatepark going in your community. While this podcast can't replace the hard work you'll need to do, it will provide you with a roadmap to success.

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