Oregon Archive

  •   Skatepark maintenance is a subject that to this point often has more questions than answers. The main reason for this is the age of most of the modern public skateparks. These facilities as we know them now only started to take shape in the late 90′s, so they are still in their relative infancy. There are many variables, the most significant being the material that […]

    Oregon Skatepark Maintenance

      Skatepark maintenance is a subject that to this point often has more questions than answers. The main reason for this is the age of most of the modern public skateparks. These facilities as we know them now only started to take shape in the late 90′s, so they are still in their relative infancy. There are many variables, the most significant being the material that […]

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  • There may be no better place to be a skater than Portland, Oregon, particularly for those old enough to drive. Portland has loads of skateparks in and around it. DIY Burnside Few skateparks are as well-documented as Burnside. The park continues to be the central inspiration for hundreds of others. Every aspects of the place evokes an urban skateboarder aesthetic. There are few equals when it […]

    Portland, Oregon

    There may be no better place to be a skater than Portland, Oregon, particularly for those old enough to drive. Portland has loads of skateparks in and around it. DIY Burnside Few skateparks are as well-documented as Burnside. The park continues to be the central inspiration for hundreds of others. Every aspects of the place evokes an urban skateboarder aesthetic. There are few equals when it […]

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  • There are few skatepark stories as compelling as the one supplied by the people of Donald, Oregon. With a population of just over 600 people it seems like an unlikely place for a skatepark—world-class or otherwise. Yet the skatepark there has captured the imagination of skaters across the nation. There’s nothing exactly spectacular about the Donald skatepark. It’s not large. In fact, it’s only 2,500 square […]

    Donald, Oregon

    There are few skatepark stories as compelling as the one supplied by the people of Donald, Oregon. With a population of just over 600 people it seems like an unlikely place for a skatepark—world-class or otherwise. Yet the skatepark there has captured the imagination of skaters across the nation. There’s nothing exactly spectacular about the Donald skatepark. It’s not large. In fact, it’s only 2,500 square […]

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  • When most think about renegade skateparks, Burnside is at the top of the list. It’s an improbable tale that continues to write itself to this day. Necessity is the mother of invention and the Burnside project is a perfect example. One cold night 20 years ago – Halloween – a small group of skaters laid their claim to a neglected space which had been abandoned by […]

    Burnside, Portland, Oregon

    When most think about renegade skateparks, Burnside is at the top of the list. It’s an improbable tale that continues to write itself to this day. Necessity is the mother of invention and the Burnside project is a perfect example. One cold night 20 years ago – Halloween – a small group of skaters laid their claim to a neglected space which had been abandoned by […]

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  • Forest Grove, Oregon, is a community of nearly 20,000 people located 25 miles west of Portland. With just over a quarter of the population under 18, this small town has demonstrated incredible leadership by creating a successful neighborhood skatepark at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, the inspiration responds to other skateparks in the area in terms of design and makes available terrain previously absent in […]

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    Forest Grove, Oregon, is a community of nearly 20,000 people located 25 miles west of Portland. With just over a quarter of the population under 18, this small town has demonstrated incredible leadership by creating a successful neighborhood skatepark at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, the inspiration responds to other skateparks in the area in terms of design and makes available terrain previously absent in […]

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