Posted by:on August 26th, 2008
Is it in Beaverton or Tualitin Hills? Is it a “novice” park or what? Who cares? The new Grindline built concrete addition to the skatepark at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex is indeed open for skating.
It’s pretty close to the original design. It looks like some rails were added and one of the existing rails was turned into a pole jam. Add some small transition to the back of the hubba and a little bit of pool coping in parts of the bowl and you’re ready. There was some heated discussion on the merits of building such a facility. Now that all the dust has settled, what’s the end result? This little park is small but fun. Very small in terms of square footage and depth, but packed full of opportunity for novice and the more skilled alike.
Where exactly is it? Follow this link. The park has lights on until 10pm. Has this been verified? Well, the rest of the park has the same lights, and they used to be kept on at night as well, although it’s been a good five or six years since I’ve been there at night. When you are done checking out these shots, head on over to EPM for some more.
Lots of little places to hit tucked in everywhere. Check out the gap there. It would have been fine left alone, but it’s also got a nice little (tight) transition in there too. You can ignore it or explore it.
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