Skateboarding Builds Community
Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund works to strengthen communities and empower youth by advocating for skaters and skateboarding culture, educating youth and adults about the art of skateboarding and its benefits to neighborhoods and people, and building free, public skateparks... Learn More...
Franklin's Paine works on behalf of skateboarders to advocate for their rights and the social and economic benefits of skateboarding. Our public advocacy, research, and outreach support the growth of Philadelphia's skateparks and skateboarding culture, as well as the field and industry. Our vision is to become the national leader in skateboard research and policy making.
Franklin's Paine educates youth and adults about the creative and recreational value of skateboarding, as well as its benefits for Philadelphia, its neighborhoods and its individuals. Our education programs provide opportunities to learn about skateboarding and leadership skills, nutrition, advocacy techniques and even skatepark design.
Franklin's Paine builds free public skateparks that involve community engagement, encourage multi-purpose use, and demonstrate innovative design. We value the highest level of artistry in skatepark design to make Philadelphia one of the leading cities for skateparks used as centers for community, conversation, design, discovery, and creative expression.