APA’s principles have been actively involved in skate park management for 10 years, coming together to found Action Park Alliance in 2002. APA management reduces the cost and risk owners face when supervising parks on their own. We also ensure greater safety through trained staff and proven operating procedures.
APA’s main focus is on programming. Like Spohn Ranch, they feel that community skateparks can be a great opportunity for youth development, providing a wide variety of activities to a typically under-served group. For this reason, they partner with skatepark owners to provide high-quality programming at the lowest cost possible to the end users.
Action Park Alliance offers:
• Comprehensive insurance package — Providing limited medical coverage for participants in addition to standard liability. This provides a vital safety net to uninsured and underinsured children.
• After-School Programming – scheduling daily activities to keep kids off the street during the high risk hours between 3 PM – 6 PM.
• Contest Series —The APA network of parks hosts nationwide amateur and professional competition series.
• Professional Skater Affiliations — The APA has close ties to professional skaters and BMX riders facilitating pro appearances for events, contests, and demos.
• Media Coverage — With the wide variety of events and contests at their parks, APA generates nationwide exposure for the skateparks they manage.
• Directory Listings — All our parks are listed in Internet and industry publication directories.
• Rolling Sports Educational Curriculum — APA works closely with school districts to create physical education programs teaching skateboarding and in-line skating skills to youth who may feel alienated from traditional team sports.
• Mentoring Program for at-risk youth — APA offers scholarship programs to under-privileged children to allow all community members to use the park.
To learn more about the Action Park Alliance, please visit their website at http://www.allianceskateparks.com/