The Health Effects of a New Skatepark in San Diego, CA

With support from The California Endowment, Human Impact Partners worked with the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network’s Youth Council and Tony Hawk Foundation to conduct a Health Impact Assessment of a new public skatepark in the City Heights area of San Diego. The HIA predicts a skatepark would provide thousands of youth with more opportunity for exercise, social connection, and development, which lead to better health and well-being. The skatepark would also mean increased safety from crime in and around the park and fewer injuries for skateboarders who use it.

Read the Skatepark Executive Summary and the Skatepark HIA.