Tony Hawk made a visit to Detroit over the weekend to celebrate the grand reopening of Chandler Park Skatepark.

Chandler Park Skatepark is a popular skatepark on Detroit's east side that officially opened up last year.

SEE ALSO: Michigan TV Reporter Shows Off Cool Skateboarding Skills During Live Shot 

According to WDIV, Tony Hawk’s organization The Skatepark Project teamed up with a number of organizations and sponsors to make the skatepark a reality for Metro Detroit skaters young and old.

Get our free mobile app

Since its inception, the The Skatepark Project has been helping underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. The organization works heavily with communities and projects that have strong community involvement, grassroots fundraising, and a base of support from the skaters, parents, law enforcement, and local leaders. If there isn't that support, it's almost impossible to get the project up and running.

Tony Hawk has helped create and develop hundreds of skateparks across the country over the years.

Tony Hawk:

I think that this is an example to go by for other cities, when they see that we’re providing all these different parks in different areas of the city, and they’re all getting used. Sun up to sun down, the place is always crowded.

It's pretty wild to think how long Tony Hawk has been a part of the skateboarding world. Not just part of it, he's been skateboarding professionally since he was 14 years-old. It's been his world for 40 years. The 54 year old was officially the National Skateboard Association world champion for 12 consecutive years.

The Best and Biggest 4th of July Fireworks Displays in Michigan for 2022

Check out the times and dates for some of the biggest and best Fourth of July Fireworks in Michigan for 2022.

Detroit Airbnb Is Minutes Away From Comerica Park, Ford Field And Little Caesars Arena.

Located in historic Corktown, this Detroit Airbnb is within walking distance to Comerica Park, Ford Field, and Little Caesars Arena.

15 Must-See Rock Concerts Coming to Detroit This Year

Check out these concerts that are coming to Detroit in 2022.

More From US 103.1 FM