Art show – SPS benefit – July 7 at D.o.S.

WISE art opening July 7 - Dept of Skateboarding

With Sarah expecting, the birth of Tom’s daughter and two completed parks under our belts (my babies: St. John and Glen Haven) Skaters for Portland Skateparks is currently regrouping and trying to figure out the best way serve the Portland skateboarding community.

We continue to advocate for Portland skateparks, keeping track of Portland Parks and Rec’s process on the new parks – getting the word out through various channels – and continuing to push the 19 skatepark system agenda. Citizens have continued to donate to the organization and we are banking that for an upcoming effort. A recent $700 donation recently came to us through the United Way (I’m guessing a workplace donation program).

DoS bowl corner

DoS bowl overview

We are still pushing for a covered and/or lighted skatepark. Yeah, it’s almost summer and we have plenty to skate right now the days are long but what do we do when it starts raining again and the days get shorter? Stay tuned.

The Department of Skateboarding with their recently refurbished bowl ramp provides a haven on those rainy days and on top of that have been great supporters of SPS. Along with the artist WISE, Cal’s Pharmacy skateshop has offered to donate 30% of the proceeds from this show to the skatepark effort. I know, but they keep doing it. I think they really just want us to have somewhere good to skate.


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