Let’s Build the Powell Street Skate Spot
Portland Parks and Recreation is allowing the skate community to fully fund, manage and build Powell Street Skate Spot, the 6th installment of the 19 Skatepark Plan located in Powell Park at SE 26th and Powell Street.
In a very similar effort to the Brooklyn Street Skate Spot, this project will need to be self funded by the community, locals skaters, parents of skateboarders as well as donations from corporations and local businesses.
Our Comprehensive Plan
Portland, to our knowledge, is the first city in the world to have a comprehensive master plan for skateboard park development. Passed by city council ordinance on August 3, 2005, the plan recommends 3 types of skateparks – 19 in total with 13 neighborhood skate spots, 5 district-wide skateparks, and one central city anchor park.
With the money raised on this project, we’ll break ground and complete the skatepark within 5-6 weeks.
Skaters for Portland Skateparks ( 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.
This funding will enable Evergreen Skateparks to build a unique and fun skatepark at a minimal cost.
PERKS ON THE WAY!