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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
Bryce Kanights

Portland Skatepark Plan - Powell Park Meeting

It would be great for Powell Park neighborhood skaters to attend this meeting and provide positive input and serve as ambassadors to the community. We may have new neighbors to the site since the last series of skatepark meetings several years ago so it would be useful to make a good impression, but the event is not to show support for the project since it will happen no matter what, it’s mainly a forum for those who are not familiar with the project to voice their concerns.

Portland Parks and Recreation is hosting an open house for a skatespot in Powell Park on Thursday, April 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cleveland High School Library (3400 SE 26th Ave). The open house will provide information on the project, proposed timeline, fundraising goals, and give the community a chance to make their interest, support, ideas, and concerns heard.

Background information:
In 2005, the Portland City Council directed Portland Parks & Recreation to create a comprehensive citywide skatepark system. In 2008, the Skatepark System Plan, a culmination of more than 18 months of work, 35 public meetings, and an analysis of more than 350 publically and privately-owned potential sites, was created.

Recommended sites included:
â–ª 13 Skatespots
â–ª 5 District Skateparks
â–ª 1 Regional Skatepark

Powell Park was identified as a location for a skatespot. We are inviting the public to hear more about the project timeline and a unique public/private partnership that will allow us to take steps toward implementing our Skatepark System Plan.

For more information call 503-823-5113.

One Response to “Portland Skatepark Plan - Powell Park Meeting”

  1. Sadie Bauer Says:

    SPS conceived of and advocated for the plan to Portland Parks & Recreation. It was adopted by Parks’ skatepark advisory committee, carefully applied to existing park sites over a 24-month planning and public input period, and ultimately supported by Portland’s five elected officials, its city council. The idea for a skatepark master plan is based on the idea that skateboarders deserve an appropriate scope of safe, well-designed facilities just like any other recreational activity.

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