Posted by:on October 25th, 2006
The City of Portland has proposed building a network of 19 skateparks. With Pier Park finished and Glenhaven about to break ground we seem well on our way. What most people don’t realize is that we don’t have any money to build the other 17 parks. Antigravity Press reports:
At Monday’s City Council retreat Commissioner Saltzman proposed just under $1.1 million in funding for Ed Benedict and Gabriel Park skatepark construction. Dan noted, “This would ensure we had a skatepark in each quadrant of town, except NW.”
More after the jump.
Dan’s quote is kind of funny. If taken literally, you could read that they definitely do not want a skatepark in the NW quadrant, which is coincidentally where all the rich folk live. It’s important to remember that proposing money doesn’t make it appear out of thin air, but it’s the first step. You can check out the locations in the map below, which is doctored from the official parks version, and a little more manageable. The pale yellow boxes with pointers are the other sites that have been cleared for future skateparks. As always, don’t forget to visit Skaters for Portland Skateparks.
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