Tony Hawk Helps to make Pitcher Park a Reality in Carnegie PA

It’s been a mission of many years to bring the dream of Pitcher Park to life and what better way to introduce an amazing new skatepark than to have Tony Hawk be the first to skate it!?

“This park represents everything we at the Tony Hawk Foundation hope to see in a community skatepark,” said Tony Hawk. “Local youth involved in planning it, strong community support, and a great design that includes something for everyone.”

“I am honored to have worked with the Ken & Carol Schultz Foundation, the Tony Hawk Foundation, the Borough Of Carnegie, and the many companies and people that stepped up to make this dream a reality to honor my sons,” said Mary Pitcher. “Seeing this park come alive and the appearance by Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse team just proves that anything is possible if you don’t give up.”


Pitcher Skatepark Address:
Carnegie Park
Forsythe RD and Cook LN
Carnegie, PA 15106

“Pitcher Park” is the “brain child” of Mary Shea Pitcher, and stands as a Memorial to her sons, Stephen and Vincent, who were avid skateboarders and BMXers, and drowned in the summer of 2008. For six years, Mary and the Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark organization held fundraisers and received donations to build a skatepark that would give skateboarders and BMX riders a safe place to hone their skills. A major donation from the Ken & Carol Schultz Foundation, along with a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, made this dream a reality. The Park was designed and built by Grindline Skateparks of Seattle, Washington. Grindline is a professional Skatepark Contractor owned and operated entirely by skateboarders who build world-class skateparks, nationally and internationally. This skatepark is approximately 17,000 square feet and has a fullpipe that’s 20 feet in diameter and 24 feet long, with a 6-foot-deep bowl at one end, and a large 11-foot-deep bowl at the other. The street portion has brick stamping, “Hubba” ledges, and grind rails. The park will open Fall 2014, be open to both skaters and BMX riders, and will be gifted to the Borough Of Carnegie when completed. For more information, visit

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