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Volunteers trying to build skateparks in Portland

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:
Colin Sharp
Bryce Kanights
Mark Conahan

What’s next for Portland skateparks?

Portland Oregon remaining planned skateparks

In a sluggish economy, inflation recession … how do we make sure that the 19 skatepark development plan doesn’t fall through the cracks? Attention, activism, and advocacy. There should be a ballot measure in 2010 to raise money for Parks. We need to remind them that we still care about the skatepark plan. In 2002 a similar measure included language that part of that money was to be used to build two skateparks and then skateboarders should help make sure the levy passes.

What about your neighborhood spot? Contact Parks Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks and Recreation (Tel: 503-823-PLAY (7529) Fax: 503-823-6007) to let them know we still want the 19 skatespots.

5 Responses to “What’s next for Portland skateparks?”

  1. patrick tobin Says:

    thank you guys so much for the parks. i fully support the new parks project, but you guys should do kenton park because me and my friends live on jantzen beach and the parks are a bit of a bus trip = )

  2. alex biancardi Says:

    i support the parks and hope to see more Portland park construction soon.

  3. Cole Says:

    It feels like quite awhile since Ed Benedict opened up. Is there any news on what the location of the next park, the park design, or a start date?

  4. Skaters for Portland Skateparks » Blog Archive » Have an idea for a Skatepark? Says:

    […] have started to express interest in various sites of Portland’s proposed 19 skatepark network. In particular, neighbors have started to advocate for the Woodstock, Kenton and Fernhillsites. See […]

  5. billy Says:

    you already have enough parks! start building in cities that have nothing!

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