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

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Archive for July, 2007

3 of 19 – Holly Farm Opens!

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Holly-Farm-RodsmRod Wojtanik, the skateboarder’s friend over at Parks sends this opening day photo of the new little Dreamland bowl at Holly Farm Park. Click the picture to see it larger. Super fun little bowl with spine, loveseat and brick bank channel around the outside, this is our first skatespot sized park. The new park was funded by the Portland Parks Foundation and is located at SW Capitol Hwy and SW Comus Street. here.

Take it easy on the brick coping for a week to let the grout cure. Oh and let’s let the kids have some rides okay guys?

Airspeed Drop-in – Florence, Oregon July 28

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Gabriel Park drop-in

From Skate and Annoy Imagine a session with a skatepark designer prior to building a new skatepark for the express purpose of telling (and showing) what you do and don’t like about skatepark terrain. Talk about direct feedback! Well, that’s what’s going on with Portland’s Gabriel Park.

Airspeed’s first “Drop In” for Gabriel Park is going down this Saturday July 28 at 5pm in Florence Oregon.

Pier Park Pinup

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

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August 2007 Best of the City ’07 issue of Portland Monthly has a couple of nice shots of Pier Park skatepark in case you wanted a pinup of duelling inverts by MC and Steve Grover. Should hit the newsstands any day now.

Holly Farm Progress 7-20-07

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

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Dreamland’s Holly Farm is getting close. Dedication ceremony for the park is September 15 but it looks like the skatepark will be done long before that. Click for a bigger image of the overview above.

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Holly Farm – skatepark 3 of 19

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Holly Farm overview
First of the neighborhood skate spots is Holly Farm.

Holly Farm arch
Dreamland is in progress on this little gem.

Holly Farm view across
It’s small but it looks like it’s going to be super fun.