Indoor SkateboardingIn a report published by the National Sporting Goods Association, skateboarding was one of human culture’s fastest growing sports. Between 1998 and 2008, it grew from 5.8 million to 10.1 million. Its growth carries over to the modern day culture and has inspired the rise of several subcultures.

Skateboarding enthusiasts are extremely dedicated to their sport. It discriminates no one and can literally take up any space available. In fact, indoor skate parks are now increasing in popularity around the world. Do you know any place? If not, why not open one yourself?

Scout

As all products and commodities go, it should answer a need. The purpose of an indoor skateboard is generally to provide skateboarders a space for play if the area has few places for skateboarding. Locate the nearest skate parks. Find a way to provide what they’re missing, or offer better service.

According to Chron, an indoor skatepark design has several specifications. It should be in a large building. Disused or abandoned warehouses are typically considered ideal. It requires at least 500 square feet and smooth concrete, to minimize floor overhauling.

Plan

Now that you have the location of your indoor skate park, you need to build a plan. Think about how much you will charge, how you will market your skate park, and how you will enforce safety. Insurance is extremely important in businesses such as this.

Purchase

It takes more than a location and a plan to run a skate park. You will need to purchase other equipment such as skateboarding ramps, stairs, rails, and fun boxes. Do you have experience with carpentry? You may consider doing these on your own. You will need a half-pipe or pool, too.

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Finally, you need to promote your indoor skate park. What does it have that other skate parks don’t? Build on your unique value proposition and make sure this is communicated well to your target audience.