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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the seventh installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss one of the biggest elements in skatepark advocacy: fundraising. They’ll share some valued tactics for galvanizing your community, and some insights into getting the most funding for your time.
In the sixth installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the process of site selection and working with the city through the entire skatepark process. Learn about one of the biggest pitfalls in skatepark advocacy, and how to avoid it.
In the fifth installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts dive deeper into the art of communication and how to craft the right message around your public skatepark project. Learn tips and tricks for showcasing the obvious and not so obvious value that comes from creating, and maintaining, a skatepark in your town.
In the fourth installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the best ways to gain support for your public-skatepark project while bringing value to your beloved community. Learn the reasons and methods behind community outreach, and how to deal with opposition to the skatepark. BONUS: How to manage your own emotions and reactions in the face of vehement opposition.
In the third installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts take you to the first boss level: speaking at the City Council meeting. Learn some public-speaking tips, how to prep your crew, and the do’s and don’ts of discussing your public skatepark project with the public.
In the second installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the first real step in creating a public skatepark project, assembling your core group. Learn how it works and what to expect when assembling a diverse and skilled group of people for the mighty task of skatepark development. Bonus: the mental attitude it takes to make it to the finish line.
In the first of nine educational episodes, we cover the entire process of getting a skatepark, from start to finish. Get to know our skateboarding hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck as they explain the basic structure of a public-skatepark project and what you can expect along the way.
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.