Tony Hawk Foundation to Make Concrete Change

THF Change 2015The Tony Hawk Foundation needs your help to “Make Concrete Change!” throughout June; THF is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.

By helping out, you have a chance to win Tony’s signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to their exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015.

Starting is easy, just go to and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds.

Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.

And please help us spread the word. E-mailing your co-workers, family, and friends directly about your fundraiser and the Make Concrete Change campaign will work 10 times as well as posting it on social media. Sharing it on social media can help raise awareness, but don’t rely on it to drive donations.

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, or for some reason can’t set up a fundraiser, please go to and donate.

Help the Tony Hawk Foundation to reach its goal of $50,000 for skatepark projects across the U.S. 100% of funds received will help construct skateparks in communities that need them most.

If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carly Whitton:; or call 760-477-2479.

The Cult of Concrete – Mark Hubbard and Grindline Skateparks

When you have a belief and a passion towards something that moves you and comes from the heart, you pursue it. Such is the case and creative aspirations of Mark “Monk” Hubbard, and his skatepark company Grindline Skateparks which began from humble beginnings in the Pacific Northwest. Tune in to this short film that follows Mark’s story and his huge contributions amongst several others, which helped to kickstart the modern day public skatepark movement.

Directed by Michael Maniglia

California’s Oldest Skatepark

Have a look at this “feel good” video of a trio of adventurous skaters enjoying one of California’s oldest skateparks high up in the Sierra Mountains. They’re are more of ’em out there. Seek, find, and grind.

Enjoy your weekend wherever you are!

Burnside’s 24th Birthday Celebration

YouTube Preview ImageThe one and only Burnside Skatepark made it to 24, with much new development coming to the city of Portland, the future of the park was looking grim there for a second, but luckily the new high rise going in is cool with the park staying and being good neighbors. The park will still need more improvements over the next year including lights and permanent bathrooms. Huge thanks to everyone that volunteered with maintenance efforts this year and all the bands that killed it. See you again next year!

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Brings Skatepark to Browning

Jeff AmentLifelong skateboarder, Jeff Ament is one great human. He’s continually giving back to skateboarding in his home state of Montana and truly understands the creative power and freedom that it provides. Have a look at this recent Great Falls Tribune article regarding his direct contribution to skateboarding.

Cheers Jeff! We look forward to shredding with you soon!

Denmark’s StreetDome Nearing Completion

YouTube Preview ImagePerhaps you’ve already heard of it or maybe not, but the large scale indoor/outdoor skatepark better known as the StreetDome complex in Haderslev, Denmark is well on its way to being completed later this summer. Designed by with the help of Rune Glifberg, the crew at Grindline has spent the past months shaping and pouring the hybrid street and bowl elements which will feature some of the best skateable concrete in Northern Europe.

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