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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


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78 Responses to “COMING SOON”

  1. gabriel abers Says:

    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.

  2. jim Says:

    what about skatechurch? dos? And lucky seven? All covered and safe, may not be free but still way worth it!

  3. Matt the Ripper Says:

    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.

  4. Matt the Ripper Says:

    Oh and some lights on it. Also NO COPS and no helmet requirement!

  5. kody Says:

    cover it
    make somthing scooters are allowed on we are sick of driving for 2 hours looking for a park were scooters are allowed we dont harm the park we are just like the skaters

  6. tyler Says:

    find a warehouse that is not being used and put fill it full of concrete pieces

  7. Dillon Says:

    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.

  8. Sebastien Says:

    Cover Ed Ben!

  9. curtis Says:


    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!

  10. shorty Says:

    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

  11. riley Says:

    redondo beach california needs a skate park

  12. woodman skate comm Says:

    what u guys whining about covering portland gettin 19 parks salem has one shitty park but where happy to be on r way to getting a new one cover is one of r proposed phases

  13. BMXer guy Says:

    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

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  15. Chris Says:

    I think that they should build a indoor skatepark that’s free. A street park with Manny pads, little and big sets, Snake, Definately a pyramid.

  16. Corey Says:

    We need a covered park like the old Skate barn that was a sick park with a back wall from this years Tampa Pro that would be fun…..oh and of course Free of cost

  17. jg Says:

    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…

  18. Marco Says:

    Hello there!
    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 !

  19. aaron Says:

    yea come in early june so the kids will still be in school (empty skateparks) and the weather will be good.

  20. Nate Says:

    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?

  21. BeavertonSkater Says:

    for everybody saying”Don’t cover Pier, don’t do it,” you guys need to loosee up, yeah not everybody likes pier but at least they’re covering another park

  22. Sinead Says:

    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!

  23. scott turner Says:

    would like to help what can I do. please contact me

  24. Josh Says:

    There is some indoor skate parks you just have to look for them, the best one is at Glisan 90th come to its called skatechurch you should go there, its so frikken RAD.

  25. Michael Says:

    I just moved here. I thought I saw a rec center in Troutdale that gave hints of having an indoor park. Did there used to be one there?

  26. bryan brink Says:

    would love to help Portland really needs
    a covered skatepark

  27. Dick Says:

    ?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.????

  28. Dick Says:

    I didn’t see Brian’s comment so first comments in two years my mistake ??

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