for you people wanting a partial cover???? are you dumb?
there is too much rain with wind, that would never work. use some common sense. it either has to be all or nothing with some walls to keep the wind from bringing water in.
Build and cover a park in NE. The Dept. is all good except the fact that it costs! We need a covered skatepark in NE. Actually we need a skatepark anyway so why not build one near the Rose Garden that’s easily accessible by MAX and Bus.
Yeah not just scooter friendly, but bikes and rollerblades too. I’d have to say that rain wind and light are the least of my concerns. With the money I spend on tickets I could have built my own privet skatepark. I’m tired of being descriminated aginst becuase I have my own sport. Soupport everyone not the sisters, they have been baby’ed too long. Resonal rules like no pegs makes sense. But banning it just becuase were bigger and destroy things easy’er is rediclicious. But cover any park you feel nessesary.
covering pier is not the solution. we need to be more creative. a ‘crete design that is meant to be covered and is not an after thought. an integration of architecture, light, concrete, and skateboarding. pier has its own character, that in some respects would be lost if covered. its back to drawing boards on this one ladies and gents, we need integrative design here!
we do for sure need a covered park pier come on if were going to cover pier then why dont we just cover all parks or dont cover pier and cover somewhere that we can ride the bus to i have only skated pier 4 times because its so far in the middle of nowhere i have no way to get there give the skaters what they need a place to kick back and and enjoy some gnar shredin where we are not going to get soaked and ruin our skates
Portland needs a covered park that is free and allows bikes. it really sucks waiting around all winter for it to dry up. we live in freaking Portland and no one has a covered park that everyone can go to. I think Glenhaven is the best idea for covering. i like it better because it has more to ride. bowls are lame. And don’t get on me for not skating, i just like bikes better, and i do skate too
I’m a pier local and personally I think covering it would ruin the big bowl in the summer, seems like it would make the bowl all dark unless you had a good light setup which would cost more money. the pipe itself is skateable any day of the week you just have to go down with a t-shirt or towel sometimes. Personally if I had my way they would just cover the medium bowl instead of the whole park. An indoor free concrete park would be ideal in the winter, but their are plenty of private ramps around to be skated…
I’m from Italy and I’m planning to come to Portland this year for a 2-week skate trip.
I spent lot of time on internet checking out what town in the world should fit my best skate-trip ever made and .. yes , Portland wins !
So, please, can someone suggest what month should be the best to come there ?
since this trip will cost a lot , I’m trying to find the best conditions.
( I would like to avoid 2 weeks of raining )
I was thinking of May/June .. because flights are way lower than in July/August..
But, can someone please advise on that ?
Many thanks !
4 years of discussion…how do we make this happen? An indoor skatepark in portland just closed down. Vancouver’s indoor park is struggling. Skaters need a place to skate year around! A free indoor park would be sick but nothing in life is free. Are skaters willing to pay for an indoor park, cuz the city won’t. What’s a reasonable price to pay for a few hours of skate?
In the research phase of developing a private indoor park – I wanted to get some opinions on what everyone thinks – ideas? Maybe what people think is a reasonable price to skate? Throw me some ideas! Thanks!
?It’s Aug 2017 Last comment was five years ago 2012…time flies…skateparks fill with rain…soon sept. rains on the way…STILL NO COVERS…NO ROOF…”BUILT THEY WILL COME”(Mandela Effect now movie says:”HE will come…HE! It used to say ” if you build it THEY… Will come.”)
??2008-“cover the skateparks” yeah yay let’s get er done!
2017-“Cover the skateparks” er um…maybe…pay to practice…some pencil neck
Skatepark manager up your rear end… Someone is never skated all before yeah they want to pay a bunch of money to go sit on their ass and be watched by pros!
? Or I have some guy try to get them to pay them money to teach them to skate because you got to make money at an indoor private skate park which is just some couple the dude’s personal skate park that they got paid for by renting it out during the day!??
?The fix is in its 2017 Pacific Northwest rain world Waterworld no covering for multi-million dollar taxpayers parks we can’t use nine months out of the year!
Skate or Die?….Skater Die!…indeed.
SK?erDie. Surfs up at Portland Skateparks(SurfParks)-it’s almost sept.????