SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, Skatepark Systems, the single resource for award-winning skatepark development, announced the launch of Skateparkology, a complimentary informational webinar series for community recreation planners who are looking to build a new skatepark or expand an existing park. The first webinar, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the skatepark development process, will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 11 a.m. PST/ 2 p.m. EST.
Over the past six years, Skatepark Systems has developed a comprehensive set of educational presentations, which now serve as the basis for the webinar series, detailing the strategic and nuanced components of planning, designing, building and managing a skatepark. Previous seminars have been successfully hosted for several parks and recreation associations, the U.S. Air Force and chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The webinars will be held once per month over the course of one year.
“Creating a quality skatepark can be a challenging process even for those with experience. Skateparkology helps break down this process and provides community planners with expert insight to make their jobs easier,” said Beau Brown, director of skatepark development for Skatepark Systems. “We work to provide our clients with the best design-build resources and information available to take their park from conception to completion.”
In addition to discussing best practices and overcoming key challenges, the in-depth sessions will include:
– Information supporting the need for skateparks
– What a skatepark system is and why it matters
– Essential planning and design insights
– Project budgeting – city funding vs. user fees
– Criteria to determine construction type
– ASTM skatepark standards and how to apply them
– Common skatepark problems and solutions
– Successful skatepark projects case studies
As one of the inaugural webinar speakers and Skatepark Systems’ co-founder, Gregg Witt has 20 years’ experience in public skatepark development and the skateboarding industry. The presentation will also be led by Greg Miller, landscape architect from Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller Ltd.; American Society of Landscape Architects trustee, New Mexico chapter; and senior architect for the award-winning Albuquerque-Alamosa Skateboard Park Environment.
Skatepark Systems and its Skateparkology presentations are recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association and ASLA and qualify for many states’ continuing education credit programs.
Skatepark Systems is the single resource for award-winning skatepark development. Based in San Diego and overseeing projects worldwide, Skatepark Systems delivers skatepark solutions that meet community needs, are progressive in form and function, provide the best long-term value available and, most importantly, are fun. From intimate skatepark projects to large master planned systems, the company has completed over 750 designs and developments to date. Key services include consulting, public collaboration, design and build services and construction management. For more information, please call 619-795-7790 or visit http://www.skateparksystems.com.
[ Sun Herald ]