Roadside advertisement for a new skatepark in Lima, Peru, or technically San Borja? I’m not even gonna front on my south american geography. There’s not much out there about this park, and non of which I can actually read. I did find some photos at Radar Skate, and a few more at SkateparksPeru.com. Apparently Peru has 42 skateparks already, who knew? It’s scheduled to open this month. Maybe it’s open now. Who built it? Doctor Skatepark, the same guy behind that glow in the dark park in France.
[Photo: Seth Levy]
In some sort of bizarre twist of fate, the city of Eugene, Oregon found itself with a giant surplus of cash and decided to fund floundering skatepark efforts. Sk8Eugene had this to say:
In a monumental unanimous decision, the Eugene City Council today voted 8-0 in favor of endorsing the Eugene Parks Department’s recent proposal to allocate additional SDC (Systems Development Charge) funds for the development and construction of the WJ Skatepark in order to begin construction of the ENTIRE proposed skatepark in 2013. Just as importantly, the Parks proposal does not require additional private fundraising for near term ongoing maintenance. Although a continued capital private fundraising campaign will be necessary and ongoing, the Eugene Parks Foundation has stepped up to spearhead these additional private fundraising efforts.
Those giant pylons in the design sketch above are actually piers supporting an overhead highway. Fly-throughs of the proposed Dreamland park design can be found here.
- Thanks to Sarib and Andrew for the tip.
Grover stopped by Burnside earlier today (Tuesday) and got some shots of Jay Meer and another preparing Burnside for it’s 22nd anniversary Halloween debut. I wonder if he’s down there painting via generators now. GPK after the jump. That’s Grover’s Picture Korner.
This Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. is your last chance to see the photos all hung together at Extracto Coffeehouse, 2921 NE KIllingsworth St. and pick up one of the prints for your collection. Sales to benefit the Fernhill skatepark effort. Thanks to Rich Burton and Earth Patrol Media for this fundraising effort. For more details and thumbnails of the images, check Earth Patrol Media.
Rich Burton of Earth Patrol Media has a photography show at Extracto Coffee Roasters on NE Killingsworth in Portland, OR and his lame friends here at Skate and Annoy neglected to mention it. Sorry dude. There are 60 photos on display and for sale. Check out the images here. Proceeds to benefit the Fernhill Skatepark effort. The 60 images have been up for a couple of weeks already. Go check it out before it comes down and enjoy some fine coffee while you’re there.
There’s a new skatepark opening about an hour and some change north of Seattle in a town called Sedro-Woolley. The grand opening is Saturday
October 13, 2012. Hey wait, that was two days ago! There’s a facebook page a grainy webcam. Who built this? There’s a Grindline shirt in one of the photos. Lots of construction shots in extended interval time lapse formatfrom Bob Rock.
- Thanks to John Aguilar for the (late) tip.
Placed to Ride recently finished a park in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico. It’s on the south side of the island about a half an hour drive from Ponce, the second largest city in PR. PTR’s Stefan Hauser also has an interview on EuropeSkate.
A new skatepark coming together in Kona, Hawaii:
We are raising money for the next phase of what will be a close to 30,000 sf. Dreamland skatepark in Kona, Hawaii right next to the ocean. The Dreamland crew were here last month and completed their first phase of what will be atleast 4 phases total as money becomes available. This is a design/build project by Dreamland skateparks – We just have to raise the funds. Anything helps and ads up to anyone that donates it would be greatly appreciated.
More info at Kona Skatepark web site for the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Nice to hear Dreamland in the news again. 50-50.com has a few more Kona photos and more news for other parks in Hawaii if you’re curious.
I’ve been windering what’s been going on with Dreamland since I hadn’t heard about them lately. Turns out they’re working on a stealth park in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. I like to call it Beavertron though, but that’s just me, and I’m fairly immature. Carl Warren has some photos. I don’t know where or when in Beaveron this is. (Update: Schiffler Park.) Didn’t even know it was in the works. I’ve got my finger on the pulse. My pulse, because apparently I’m dead.