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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 March, 2008

Pier Park skatepark cleanup – April 19, 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Pier Park skatepark

Okay, I volunteered for the Pier Park skatepark cleanup again. Last year we did graffiti abatement and trash pickup around the park. It’s a four hour gig and your high-schooler can get community service credit if they need it. You can sign up at their website. Last year they had lunch for us and they need to know how many people are planning to show up.

Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

mc_andrecht_lc4-sm.jpgThe SPS Lincoln City Skatepark fundraiser brought in $225.78. Thanks to everyone who donated. If you still want to contribute, Rich over at Earth Patrol Media is doing a commemorative t-shirt fundraiser. Donations can also be sent to:

Lincoln City Parks and Rec.
memo: Skaters for Lincoln City Skateparks
c/o Skaters for Lincoln City Skateparks
960 SE Hwy101
PMB 384
Lincoln City OR 97367-2622

Photo of the lovely MC modeling the EPM LC4 benefit shirt courtesy of Earth Patrol Media

Gabriel Park gets underway

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Airspeed-Gabriel Park excavation 080323

Gabriel Park skatepark construction is underway! Does anyone need about 1000 cu. yd. of clay soil? They need to move it. Okay, this is just a picture of a lot of mud, but in the background you can see that the massive, lighted, freestyle-complex has been completed. We’re not sure why they put those nets there though.

Portland skatepark update

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Here’s an update from February 26th on Portland’s next two skateparks:

Gabriel had its Development Permit submitted on January 17th and it should have be approved by now. Airspeed will start digging around in Gabriel Park next week!

Ed Benedict’s Development Permit is slated to be submitted in early March and Parks thinks that should have that approved by the end of April. Its sounding like New Line/California Skateparks will be able to develop a much larger sq. footage than the original 8500, although the final size is still being negotiated. They are confident that all the “transitional” elements that were in the final design concept presented to the public will be included in the final design.

So we might have two more skateparks by the end of summer.