Skatepark design, manufacturing, and construction should be innovative and highly functional with consideration to sustainability and environmental preservation.
Location Selection. Seek to redevelop neglected sites or brownfields to lessen the environmental damage of further urban sprawl.
Site Development. Skatepark sites should incorporate native vegetation with a goal of at least 20% vegetated open space per project site area to protect and restore the surrounding habitat. The site and installed equipment as a whole should have a minimal heat island effect. Skatepark design and construction should be sensitive to stormwater runoff to eliminate contaminants entering natural water flows.
Partners and Suppliers. Team with vendors and business partners that are taking their own steps to protect our environment and natural resources. Search for vendors and suppliers that are operationally proximal to avoid trucking raw materials over long distances.
Responsible Build Methods. Manufacturers, installers, and builders of skatepark equipment should identify areas of waste and excess and maximize efficiency and accuracy of work force, energy, and materials. Manufacturing, construction, land clearing, or demolition waste involved with skatepark development should be managed responsibly by salvaging or recycling as much as possible.
Sustainable Products. Skatepark equipment should be resilient and long-lasting, composed of recyclable and/or recycled materials, and feature low-emitting finishes. When lighting is necessary, install high-efficiency or solar powered lighting. This will optimize the lifespan of a skatepark and decrease maintenance costs all while reducing environmental impact.