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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.

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Mark Conahan, Treasurer
Tom Miller, Chair
Sarah Burgess, Vice-Chair

Archive for April, 2007

Glenhaven Skatepark Opening Day draws a crowd

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Glenhaven skatepark opening day crowd
2 of 19 – The event was scheduled for after school but apparently some kids had been waiting outside the fence for hours.

Portland city council opens Glenhaven Skatepark

Mayor Tom Potter, Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Commissioner Sam Adams were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Glenhaven Skatepark. The skateboarders of Portland are fortunate to have such a supportive city council.

Glenhaven skatepark overview

It was mayhem in the street section with everyone trying to figure the place out.

Glenhaven skatepark 8.5 foot deep peanut pool

The Glenhaven Peanut bowl. 8.5 foot deep end, 3.5 shallow, pool coping, steps, perfect.

Glenhaven skatepark street section

The brick bank simulation is a great textural addition to the ride.

Thanks to Rich Burton and Earth Patrol Media for the photos of the event.

SOLV-IT Pier Park Pickup day

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

SOLV-IT Pier Park Pickup 2007 Clean pipe
SOLV-IT Pier Park Pickup 2007 before and after
SOLV-IT Pier Park Pickup 2007
SOLV-IT Pier Park Pickup 2007

SOLV-IT cleanup day was today and several volunteers turned out to clean up the Pier Park Skatepark. Folks picked up trash and worked on graffiti removal and coverup. It was four and a half hours of hard work coordinated by The Friends of Pier Park and supported by Portland Parks and Recreation. Thanks for your hard work everyone. The park looks great. It’s nice to be able to ride without the distraction of really dumb graffiti.

Photos by Rich Burton and Kathleen and Mark Conahan

Glenhaven opens tomorrow!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Glenhaven Skatepark t-shirt

I did a commemorative design for Glenhaven Skatepark opening day. Super limited-edition Took me forever to get it done – so we’re scrambling here and only making two-dozen large and a dozen medium tees. I’ll have them at the event tomorrow. In my basement I still have boxes of stuff from Pier Park Opening Day.

Glenhaven opens Friday! Pier Park Cleanup Saturday!

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Meer - Glenhaven

Jay Meer is creating a sign for the Glenhaven Skatepark. Opening ceremonies Friday at 3:00 p.m.

And while you’re here. Saturday, April 28th is the Pier Park cleanup. Come out and help us cleanup and remove graffiti from 9:00 – 1:00. Barbecue afterward.

If you sign up for the Pier Park Pickup, they will have bottled water and a Power Bar there for you.

REGISTER HERE. Click the Volunteer link and look for Pier Park Pickup in the list.

Skate Rock show and benefit raffle.

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Clay Wheels at Slabtown april 13

The show should be good. Smay from Rebel Skates is running a raffle to benefit SPS. We’re going to get something covered to skate if it kills us. He’s going to raffle a board or two and some shirts and hats and other stuff.

Check out the band’s website
You can hear some of their music here.

Glenhaven almost ready

Saturday, April 7th, 2007


8.5 foot deep peanut bowl – pool coping, stairs in the 4 foot deep shallow end.

Glenhaven corner
Sculpted corner ledge meets extension.

Glenhaven stairs
Extension wall and main stair complex.

Glenhaven brick bank
Brick texture stamped and dyed concrete bank.


Another view of the peanut and the wiggly bench.