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Skateparks, Finding & Building

Find a skatepark near you, skatepark resources, and instructions for buying or building ramps and rails at these sites.
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The Largest Skatepark / Action Sports Facility in the World
A description of the largest skateboard park in the entire world, how it was designed and built.

How to Get a Skatepark Built in Your Town
Getting a skatepark built in your town probably feels like an impossible hurdle. However, it CAN be done! Skateparks are popping up all over the world, with thousands in the US alone. How do you get a skatepark built in your town? It's actually not that huge of a task. It'll take some work, but the work is worth it. Read How to Get a...

Owning Skateboard Ramps and Obstacles 101
Having your own skateboard ramps and obstacles at home is a great idea. You can skate on them any time you want, position them to practice stuff on over and over without being bothered, and even set them up in your garage and skate on them when it’s raining or cold out! Buy what about the laws and rules involved? Read this article for help...

How to Build a Launch Ramp
For skaters and bikers who really want to hurt themselves, I give you instructions for how to make a launch ramp! Want to sail through the air, look awesome, and impress everyone in the world? Then a launch ramp is for you! A launch ramp is similar to a quarter pipe but made so that you can fly off the end (so no coping or deck). These...

How to Build a Skateboard Quarter Pipe Ramp
A quarter pipe ramp is a must-have ramp for skateboarding. You can also easily use this quarter pipe ramp for bikes, or anything else that you might want a ramp for! The 3' quarter pipe is a medium difficulty project, but not too hard. The quarter pipe skateboard ramp that you will build with these instructions will come out to 3 feet tall and 4...

How to Build a Skateboard Grind Box
Building your own skateboard grind box isn't too much work, and it's great to have your own skateboard grind ledge at home! These step by step plans show you how to build your own skateboard grind ledge. If you follow these instructions, you'll end up with a skateboard grind ledge that's 8' long, 2' wide and 1' tall. This project should cost...

How to Build a Skateboard Kicker Ramp
How to Build a Skateboard Kicker Ramp - A kicker skateboard ramp is one of the easier ramps to build, and doesn't take that much money. Kicker ramps are also a lot of fun to play with, and smaller, so they're easier to put away. The kicker skateboard ramp that you will build with these instructions will come out to 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and...

How to Act at Skateparks
Skateparks might be designed as places to play, but they can be intimidating to skate in. New skaters usually don’t know what to do or how to act at the skatepark. How should you act at skateparks? What should you look out for? What’s the code of conduct for skateparks?

How I Built My Skateboard Ramp, Rail or Obstacle
Skaters build their own home made skateboard ramps, rails and obstacles all the time. This is a form for people to share how they built their own skateboard ramps, and to post plans and pictures. Read and see how other skaters built their skateboard ramps, and post your stories, ideas and advice about how you built yours!

Concrete Disciples
A huge library of skateparks all across the US with photos, reviews and descriptions. Well over 800 skateparks are listed, all submitted by and for skaters.

"Italian company that builds, rents and manages skateboard ramps and parks."

Dreamland Skateparks
Dreamland has helped design or built over 25 skate parks, including globally-renowned parks.

Free Skateparks
A directory of skateparks all over the world. Site includes photographs, rules, directions and descriptions of most skateparks listed. Submit a skatepark in your area.

Gopher Sport
Gopher Sport sells quality built portable ramps and skateboarding equipment.

Custom designs, manufactures and constructs galvanized steel skatepark equipment with RampX and Skatelite professional skating surfaces.

SILC Boneyard
A Finnish inline skating crew who've managed to compile a huge list of addresses for skateparks all over the world.

Skate Map
An interactive map of Italy's skate parks.

Skatepark Pages
A list of UK skateparks, with detailed descriptions and stats for each park.

A detailed plan to getting a skatepark built in your community.

Tony Hawk Foundation
The foundation supports the construction of public skateboard parks. The site also features an in-depth explanation of how to get a skatepark built.

Toxboe has a large listing of skateparks in North America and across the world. The site is focused on inline skating, but it's still a good place to find parks.

Transworld Skateboarding
An interactive map of skateparks across the United States and Canada.

Vert Manufacturing
Buy CAD designed plans for commercial and home use ramps.

Whitefish Skate Ramp Co.
Whitefish sells life-size, traceable template plans for wooden skateboard ramps and entire wooden skateparks.

Wormhoudt Incorporated
A company that consults, designs and helps construct professional skateparks.

Formerly sk8parx, has an interactive map of skateparks across Australia.

Skaters for Public Skateparks Launch New Resource Center and Community Forum
Skaters for Public Skateparks (SPS) launched a new informational tool to help public officials and municipalities make key decisions about the site selecting and construction of skateparks in their regions. Skaters for Public Skateparks (SPS) is a great online resource for public, private, cities, everyone to access help in building public skateboarding parks. Skateboard parks (skateparks) have been multiplying in the US, and the Skaters for Public Skateparks organization is here to help.

A-M Skateparks
Inline skater's home page, with a large list of skatepark addresses around the world.

Skateparks Designer Interview - Aaron Spohn
Aaron Spohn had a dream to build skateparks, and started Spohn Ranch, an award winning skatepark designer and building firm, creating skateparks all over the world for the biggest skateboarding events that exist. Read this interview with Aaron Spohn about what it's like to live a life of creation, of building, and passion for skateboarding and skateparks!

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