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Skaters for Portland Skateparks mission is to create a comprehensive system of world-class public skateparks in Portland, Oregon.

Our vision is to make skateboarding safe and freely accessible to every skateboarder every day for everybody’s benefit.

Skaters for Portland Skateparks is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Board of Directors:
Mark Conahan, Treasurer
Tom Miller, Chair
Sarah Burgess, Vice-Chair

Archive for February, 2007

2007: The Year Ahead for Portland Skateparks

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

2007 looks to be a good year for Portland’s skaters. Complementing Burnside and Pier Park are three new skateparks that could be done by the end of the year. Furthest along is Glenhaven Park’s skatepark on NE 82nd & Siskiyou right next to Madison High School. It is 11,000 square feet, two bowls and a large street area. A Dreamland Skateparks creation, its street course has received extensive input from local skater Jesse Bracewell and design assistance from SPS board member Mark Conahan. Look for an opening day in late spring or early summer.

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Glenhaven poll – brick texture

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Actual bricks are out because of expense. Costs have also skyrocketed on dyeing the concrete. But Dreamland did do a test on stamping a brick texture into the concrete of the banks. Word is it skated all right. This was a rough test and it’s a little well, rough. Finishing would be better if they go with it. What do you think? Would you prefer the fastest, smoothest surface possible or some simulation of brick banks or some combination? At lower right is the stamp used to texture the concrete.