Grants and in-kind assistance to USA nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to create skateboard parks in disadvantaged communities. Funding is intended to support the design, development, and construction of new facilities and parks that are safe, free, and open to the public throughout the year.
The primary mission of The Skatepark Project is to help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth.
The Skatepark Project primarily considers skatepark projects that:
- Are designed and built from concrete by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors.
- Include local skaters throughout the planning, fundraising, and design process.
- Are in underserved areas.
- Can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment to the project, particularly in the form of fundraising by local skateboarders/wheeled stakeholders and other community groups.
- Have a creative mix of street obstacles (rails, ledges, stairs, etc.) and transition/vert terrain (quarterpipes, bowls, halfpipes, etc.)
- Don’t require skaters or their parents to sign waivers.
- Encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it.
- Are open during daylight hours, 365 days a year.
- Don’t charge an entrance fee.
- Are unsupervised
- Allow all types of skatepark users (skate, BMX scooter, rollerskate, Wheelchair (WCMX) and inline)
- Are in areas that currently have inadequate skateboarding facilities.
Learn more here.