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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CDT
Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CDT


Presented by
Kanten Russell
Chris Long
Tony Misiano

Agenda Day One: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
History and Development of Public Skateparks
Background and experience of the speakers
Introduction to skateboarding
Understanding skateboarding culture
Advocating for public skateparks
Getting support and funding for the project.
Working with municipalities and organizations
Benefits of public skateparks

Choosing a Site
Opportunities and constraints
Brownfield projects
CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)
Space activation

Community Engagement and Design Process
Participate, share, and learn
Broad participation
Convey process
Discuss and prioritize synergistic public dialogue
Desires and solutions
Pathway to consensus and priorities
Develop community-wide support


Agenda Day Two: Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Design Integration and Sustainability
Cost analysis
Taking inspiration from the backyard to the streets
Designing in context
Community friendly driven design
Sustainable materials
Stormwater concepts
Project examples of artistic features
Functional art

Skatepark Construction
Preconstruction planning and pricing verification
Shop drawings/metal fabrication and form production
Mobilization- staging, project storage, and housing
Earthwork, grading, and drainage
Forming and reinforcement
Placement of coping and metal edging
Cast-in-place concrete and shotcrete placement
Landscaping and amenities
Project closeout

Programming and Operations
Educational clinics
Hours of operations


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

Certified Planners:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Chris Long

Civil/Skatepark Designer, New Line Skateparks
Chris Long is a detailed oriented EIT with a passion for action sports. A long time skateboarder himself, his work on countless skateparks / youth park facilities has built his reputation as a leader in the field. He recently made the transition from Stantec Consulting (Action Sports Division) after three years in his role as civil designer and joined the team of New Line Skateparks where he now provides civil design support for all US design operations. He is driven to design synergistic skatepark / youth park environments that leave a lasting impact on the local community and fulfill the overall vision of the client we are serving.

Tony Misiano

Licensed Skatepark Contractor and Project Manager, New Line Skateparks
Tony Misiano is a high-level skateboarder and the founder of Misiano Skateparks, a boutique municipal skatepark design-build contractor with over 10 years of successful concrete development experience throughout Florida and across the United States. He and his crew joined the New Line team to continue their legacy of inspired and community-driven concrete youth parks created with true care and passion. Pursuing only a select number of projects each season, he personally overseas all construction operations from first shovel through to grand opening to ensure full continuity and quality control through each phase of development. He is a licensed general contractor, COR Safety and ISO 90001 compliance trained, and serves as a construction project manager.

Kanten Russell

Skate Park Design Lead, New Line Skateparks
Kanten Russell was a professional skateboarder for over 13 years traveling all over the world endorsing his pro model shoes and signature skateboards. His experience has helped him relate to the action sport community to design and develop their dream skate park facilities for the last 10 years. He possesses all the design and technical skills using AutoCAD 2018 and Civil 3D to generate concepts, technical drawings, horizontal control, and grading plans. His knowledge of site development, park design, and skateboarding has helped him work with communities to formulate the best skate parks on budget in the action sports industry.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Skatepark Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the history and culture of skateboarding, working with municipalities, the benefits of skateboarding, choosing a skateboard site, community engagement, the design process, design integration and sustainability, and skatepark construction.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the skateboarding culture and dispel myths that participants engage in deviant behaviors.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the health and mental health benefits of skateboard parks, and they will be able to work with communities and organizations to promote these facilities.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assist with selecting sites for skateparks, promote community engagement, and initiate the design process.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to assist with the design process of a skatepark, including cost analysis, inclusion of stormwater management, inclusion of sustainable materials, providing for resiliency, , preconstruction planning, shop drawings, earthwork, grading, drainage, forming and reinforcement.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with recreation facility design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/01/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.