Action Sports Kids Foundation

Empowering Youth Through Sports, Education & Community

Tony Hawk Joins Local Skaters To Open Long Beach, CA Skatepark

Posted on February 24, 2012 - 10:16am

"Tony Hawk and a group of pro athletes joined about 300 city officials and local youth on Saturday for the grand opening of the Ernest McBride Skatepark in Long Beach, California. The Poly High neighborhood, where the skatepark is located, is home to one of the country’s most diverse urban communities, yet few recreational opportunities are available for its youth. The new 10,000-square-foot skate plaza is considered by local leaders as the area’s best chance to keep kids active, healthy, and safe from gangs and crime..."