Tony Hawk Rolls Into Detroit For Grand Reopening of Skatepark
Tony Hawk made a visit to Detroit over the weekend to celebrate the grand reopening of Chandler Park Skatepark.
Chandler Park Skatepark is a popular skatepark on Detroit's east side that officially opened up last year.
Since its inception, the The Skatepark Project has been helping underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. The organization works heavily with communities and projects that have strong community involvement, grassroots fundraising, and a base of support from the skaters, parents, law enforcement, and local leaders. If there isn't that support, it's almost impossible to get the project up and running.
Tony Hawk has helped create and develop hundreds of skateparks across the country over the years.
I think that this is an example to go by for other cities, when they see that we’re providing all these different parks in different areas of the city, and they’re all getting used. Sun up to sun down, the place is always crowded.
It's pretty wild to think how long Tony Hawk has been a part of the skateboarding world. Not just part of it, he's been skateboarding professionally since he was 14 years-old. It's been his world for 40 years. The 54 year old was officially the National Skateboard Association world champion for 12 consecutive years.