The Skatepark Project was set up to create high-quality, public skateparks in low-income communities around the world. Skateparks not only encourage youths to be active and healthy but are spaces where they meet other creative, like-minded individuals, from communities and together build self-confidence and awareness of the sometimes misunderstood sport.
The process of creating a skatepark, as advocated by the Skatepark Project, involves youth in planning, fundraising, and helping the design of the facility that will become their second home. In communities where the Skatepark Project has helped open a skatepark, it is used all day, every day, and is without exception the most popular recreational facility in town.
“To-date, almost 600 recipients of grants from The Skatepark Project have opened their skateparks. These parks receive more than 6-million visits annually by youth who benefit from the active lifestyle and camaraderie the facilities promote.” - Skatepark Project.
The Skatepark Project empowers youth and their communities, helping them to create a stronger future through engagement with local leaders to build a space where they can learn essential life lessons that skateboarding teaches.
The Gumball 3000 Foundation has proudly supported The Skatepark Project in recent years, donating as much as $100,000 from previous rallies, and will continue to support the initiative going forward.