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Half-Pipe Baked Dream - Sk8tepark Siting

it's not gonna change the entire freaking world or anything, but portland is implementing a pretty innovative skatepark system.. with like 3 or 4 big parks and 10 or so little ones around the city. It's really important - because of the impact on youth lives and as a way to turn crappy concrete wastelands into something that looks like fun.

support your local sk8ters!

Message: 23
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 16:23:41 -0800
From: "Aptekar, Bryan" < baptekar@ci.portland.or.us>
Subject: Skatepark Siting - Public Meeting Invitation

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Skatepark Leadership Advisory
Team (SPLAT), our siting committee, are working to finalize the list of
sites recommended for the city-wide skatepark system.

Beginning next week, we are hosting a series of public meetings with many of
the Neighborhood Associations, to discuss the most promising sites for
skateparks in the City of Portland. These meetings are primarily intended
for members of the community to learn more about the project and share their
thoughts about the sites still being considered - so mark your calendars and
spread the word.

These meetings will include a brief presentation on the siting process, the
vision for Portland's proposed skatepark system and a discussion of the
sites in that area. The primary purpose of the meetings is for members of
the SPLAT and representatives from the various neighborhood associations to
hear from you.

The project website
( http://www.portlandparks.org/planning/skatepark/index.htm) has all the
information you need to learn about the project; the proposed system, a city
map with all 22 sites still being considered, as well as a set of flyers
announcing the meetings . These full sheets and sheet pages are there for
you to print out and distribute as you see fit.

We'll have plenty of time for people to both learn about and voice their
thoughts on the sites being considered at these meetings. Opportunities to
review the information and to provide your input will be available on the
project website by the end of the day on Monday - March 7th. We will take
comment on the proposals for one month.

The SPLAT will use the comments it receives from this series of meetings to
make the final decisions about which sites to recommend for future
development, and which two should be developed first, with Parks Levy funds..

Below is a list of all the meeting times:

Outer NE Portland Sites
Monday, March 7th, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver St in the Community Room

Inner NE Sites
Tuesday, March 8th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Vernon Elementary School
2044 NE Killingsworth in the Multipurpose Room

Inner SE Portland Sites
Wednesday, March 9th, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Fred Meyer Corporate Headquarters
3500 SE 26th, enter on SE 22nd from SE Powell Boulevard.

North Portland Sites
Thursday, March 10th, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
University Park Community Center
9009 N. Foss in the Cafeteria

SW Portland Sites
Monday, March 14th, 7:30- 9:00 p.m.
Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Avenue, in the Multipurpose Room

Outer SE Portland Sites
Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
East Precinct Community Room
737 SE 106th Avenue, enter through side doors

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Bryan Aptekar

Bryan Aptekar
Community Relations and
Property Management
Portland Parks & Recreation
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 823-5594
Fax: (503) 823-5570

homepage: homepage: http://www.portlandparks.org/planning/skatepark/index.htm

Skaters provided the innovation 02.Mar.2005 11:49

Kent Dahlgren