This much needed book provides an understanding of the sport of skateboarding and how to develop a skateboard park. It provides a well-organized recounting of the history of skateboarding and its regulations. Chapters describe skateboarding facility types and all possible skateboarding facility components. The process for developing and operating a skateboard park is included, with discussion about preliminary planning, environmental review, design, construction, management and operations. This is an indispensable guide for city planners, landscape architects, contractors, and skateboard enthusiasts aspiring to create their own facility.