In most cities, a skatepark is not a given like a basketball court or baseball diamond. Skateparks typically get built through the effort of local citizens working hard to raise money and awareness to convince the powers that be that there is a real need for a skatepark, and that such a park would not be an insurance liability or attract a bad element. Professional skateboarders have traveled the world and skated hundreds of parks, so they know the blueprint for success. This list of 10 Skateboarders Who Opened Parks in Their Hometown represents a group of people who recognized how important skateboarding is to their lives, and wanted to see others enjoy skateboarding just as much as they have. They saw a need in their community and put in the hard work to make their skatepark dream a reality.

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