The Public Skatepark Development Guide
The Public Skatepark Development Guide is a book written about skatepark advocacy. It’s written from a skateboarder’s perspective, but much of the book is applicable to BMX.
Hundreds of new skateparks are being built every year. It is a boom era for public skateboarding facilities. However, no public skatepark has ever been built without a group of dedicated advocates promoting the project. This new book encourages and guides people through the skatepark process.
Skatepark advocacy is usually a lonely effort. Groups have been isolated in their activity and were required to research the most effective ways to build support for their project. The non-profit organization, Skaters for Public Skateparks (SPS), was founded in 2004 to address the need for accessible skatepark advocacy information and now reaches thousands of advocates across the world. Until the creation of SPS, precious few resources existed to support the cause. Now a single, comprehensive book guides the advocate from the early stages of envisioning, through planning and development, all the way to managing the open facility.
The Public Skatepark Development Guide is the world’s first comprehensive instructional manual on skatepark advancement and is a publishing collaboration between the International Association of Skateboard Companies, Tony Hawk Foundation, and SPS. The Guide presents the collected wisdom of dozens of the nation’s most effective skatepark proponents and expertly discusses every stage of skatepark creation.
128-page Guide to Skatepark Advancement
Full-color cover, black-and-white interiors
Written by top skatepark advocates
Over two dozen graphics and 60 photographs
Written for people of all ages and experience
Foreword by Tony Hawk
Extended supplemental chapter with templates, forms, and worksheets
Brought to you by:
International Association Of Skateboard Companies
Skaters For Public Skateparks
Tony Hawk Foundation
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