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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 up?

I got a note wondering what was going on with Skaters for Portland Skateparks since the site has not been updated in a while. We have been on something of a hiatus since public funding has dried up.

SPS has received some private donations, which we have banked and will use as an appropriate project appears. thank you donors.

Skaters around town have been working to get things rolling at the Fernhill, Kenton, Powell and Woodstock sites. We are planning to set up donation buttons that will be linked to each of these efforts as soon as we can work out how that will work: do they have a definite plan/schedule, etc. There is some talk about these projects going forwards as officially sanctioned but skater led private efforts, more news on that as it comes in.

We have also had queries about raising money to cover one of our skateparks, more news on that as we get it.

3 Responses to “What’s up?”

  1. corey Says:

    Nice its good to see new things coming!

  2. Monty Says:

    Things are moving ahead and we need all the community support we can get to show the Parks dept. and the city we want to cover a skate park. Glanhaven is the first step ths far.

  3. Joe Says:

    Last time I drove by Ventura park there was the beginning of some kind of excavating – appeared to correspond with the location indicated on the map as being a possible future skatepark. Anybody heard anything?

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