Category: Podcast

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. 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.

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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. 

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Episode 36 – How It Happened: Long Beach, CA with Mike Donelon

On this episode we chat with Mike Donelon from Long Beach, CA, as well as ASK Ambassadors Apinya Imon and Jose Poncho Aguilar. Mike created Action Sports Kids to serve the youth in Long Beach while advocating for proper public skate space in the area. A legend in the game, listen and learn the ropes of effective skatepark advocacy and youth programming.

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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.    

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Episode 31 – 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.

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Episode 28 – Skatepark Signs – stupid rules and you.

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. 

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Episode 27 – 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.

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Episode 26 – Beyond the deck

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?

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Episode 25 – DIY

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.

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Episode 24 – Dan Hughes

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.

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Episode 23 – Fences

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. 

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