Posted by:on January 11th, 2008
These are dark times for Aumsville skaters.
Hey Kilwag, where’s the coverage of Aumsville’s recent closure? SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET SOME SHOTS OF THE FENCE around the park and all the signs up. It says Aumsville is closed indefinitely!!! Those little wanna-be gang banger chumps got that place closed. That place has the shittiest locals of all time. The park is a true Oregon original.
Tasha from Aumsville City Hall said the skatepark was closed due repeated vandalism, including setting fire to the bathrooms and clogging the toilets. They also had problems with people sleeping in the bathrooms as well. (Here’s a tip: If you need to sleep in a public the bathroom, don’t try to burn it down…) Maintenance, repair costs and general aggravation got to be too much so they shut it down indefinitely. Tasha was just the gal who answered the phone, but she said they were hoping someone would call the police with a tip so they could find the guilty parties. She mentioned a plan for video cameras on the site, but she wasn’t sure if the park would reopen until after they make arrests. Aumsville is a pretty small town, and the cops are pretty heavy handed there in my past experience. If the problem was so recurring, how hard could it have been for them to catch someone in the act? Locals, are you gonna let those kooks get away with ruining your scene? It’s too small for you not to know who it is. You guys made your own bed, now you have to sleep in it – even if it is in the bathroom you are trying to set on fire.
The official city administrator was out of the office today. I’ll try and follow up on Monday. If anyone could send in a picture, we’d appreciate it. This shot is from October of 2004.
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