VISTA, California, 92081-5471 United States

Mission Statement

We help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth.

About This Cause

The Skatepark Project was established in 2002 by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk to support the development of free, safe and accessible skateparks in underserved communities across the United States, and international programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. We here at The Skatepark Project believe that public skateparks are a long-term, low-maintenance solution for fostering healthy, happy, purposeful youth. We don't just build skateparks. We build confidence. We build purpose. We build community. These facilities provide a space for kids to connect and enjoy the sport they love while learning about goal setting, determination, and resilience. As the champion of quality public skateparks, The Skatepark Project is a trusted resource for guidance, financial support, and information essential for building skateparks the right way—with youth and community input and a focus on quality, long-term solutions. Domestically, the organization has awarded over $10 million to more than 600 communities in all 50 States, including $4.3 million through its Built to Play Program--a partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. In addition to funding, The Skatepark Project provides technical assistance, advocacy support and public education targeting youth, skateboarding advocates, local governance and grassroots, community-based organizations. The organization’s international program has provided technical and financial support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. To learn more about The Skatepark Project, or to get involved, please visit the organization’s website at

1611 A South Melrose Ste 360
VISTA, California 92081-5471
United States
Phone 760-477-2479
Twitter @skatepark
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