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October 31 2015

RIBBON CUTTING- Tosa Skatepark opens Nov 7th!

  The Tosa Skatepark will be open Nov 7th**.  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony begins at 11am with a brief ceremony and refreshments.  For every non-perishable food item you bring, get one of our awesome new Tosa Skatepark stickers- 3 different designs Read More

What we are trying to do.


The mission of Tosa Skateboarders United (TSU – a registered 501c3 Non-profit organization) was simple: to build a skate park in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park.  Our skating and biking youth needed a safe and appropriate place to practice their sport.  There are plenty of baseball fields and basketball courts – why no skate park?  TSU set out to change that by building a fun, safe, and beautiful place for both kids and adults to enjoy for years to come.

TSU is an organization of Wauwatosa residents whose mission is to give the youth in our community a voice, while also reaching out to local businesses and institutions about the importance of youth engagement.  The original TSU founders, which included a group of neighborhood boys with some adult guidance, had clear ideas about their ideal skate park.  They stressed the importance of incorporating green space and making the park an aesthetically-pleasing addition to Hart Park.  They also envisioned a park designed to cater to all skill levels and ages – a spot that would promote lifelong participation in these healthy sports. And from the start, they wanted a park that would be allow skateboarders, bikers and inline bladers.  That’s where the “United” part came in.

The Tosa Skatepark opened officially on November 7th, 2015 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  The formal City of Wauwatosa Dedication will occur in the Spring of 2016.

How we got it done!


To build the skatepark Wauwatosa deserved, we needed to raise some serious cash.

In early 2013, the Doyle Family stepped up big and proposed the Jack Doyle Memorial Challenge Grant.  They  pledged $80,000 if the City of Wauwatosa and Tosa Skateboarders United each match that amount.  In June 2013, the City of Wauwatosa agreed to match the Doyle Family’s contribution!  That meant that TSU was only $30,000 away from building the skate park!  And in October 2013, TSU reached their part of the Challenge Grant.  The skatepark planning was underway!

Generous funding from an anonymous donor along with a MAJOR contribution from Landmark Healthcare Facilities allowed the Tosa Skatepark project to expand to its current design.  Fundraising continues as future expansion is possible.

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A fun, safe park for all ages

About the Park

The design of the Wauwatosa Skate Park focused on two main objectives; creating a safe and fun course for our community skaters and bikers, and crafting a park that will enhance and showcase the natural beauty of Hart Park. The skate park was designed to mimic popular skating elements found within Wauwatosa, and cater to all skill levels and ages, so that skaters from all backgrounds can enjoy the park fully.  Both transition and street elements were incorporated.

The design of the park gives the youth of Wauwatosa a safe place to practice their sport, citizens will get a beautiful park to visit, and the city of Wauwatosa now has a cutting-edge space that will stand out not only among other parks in the Wisconsin, but in the entire United States.

Our Inspiration and Passion.

Jack’s Story

The memory Jack M. Doyle is a driving force behind Tosa Skateboarders United.  Jack tragically died in October 2006,  and it is believed he may have been playing a “game” that is frequently played by many adolescents: the choking game.  He never could have known that making himself pass out would eventually cost him his life.

As one of the founding members of Tosa Skateboarders United, the organization has felt a significant absence without Jack.  He truly stood out in the crowd with his fantastic ideas and tenacity.  His passion spawned the first TSU website, where he wrote the simple words that carry our operating message: “We want a skate park, but it will take years and take money.”  According to his parents, the first thing Jack ever expressed patience for was the Wauwatosa skate park.

Beyond just having a place for his friends to practice their sport, Jack also wanted to change the perception of the skateboarding youth.  Jack is quoted as having said “we want people to know we’re not just a bunch of punk kids; we just want a place to play!”  The passion that Jack exhibited was not only for skateboarding, but for all the kids of Wauwatosa who desperately desired a safe place to enjoy a pastime that a large percentage of our young citizens participate in.

Our organization deeply misses Jack, and his dedication to this project.  His passion is a large part of why we have soldiered on, despite many challenges, to develop the dream that Jack worked hard to promote.  He’d be so proud of the park that finally got built!

For more information on how to prevent injuries and death from “the choking game”, visit these websites:




We Still Need Your Assistance

How You Can Help

The funds TSU receives will go directly towards expanding and improving the skate park and supporting the TSU mission.  We are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! Donate three ways:

By Credit Card

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By Check

Make all checks payable to TSU at:

2518 N 81st St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

The Brick Campaign and Element Sponsorships.

Ways To Contribute

Second round of brick orders ongoing until Spring of 2016!

To purchase your brick on line, please click here or download Brick Order Form Fall 2015 to mail in.

The People That Make It Possible.


We would like to thank our Event Sponsors for their generous contributions to our Jazz for the Tosa Skatepark Community Fundraising Event October 25th 2013.

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If you have questions, want to help, or want more information on sponsoring a park feature, drop us a line and we'll get back to you right away.