Monday, November 15, 2010

Skatepark to Open 11/20

The new skatepark at Dougherty Field on St. James St. opens next Saturday.
City of Portland: "Constructed by Hardcore Shotcrete Skateparks Inc., the skatepark includes a number of features for both boarders and bikers at all skill levels, such as a skateable bench, a transfer gap, A-frame pyramid, a skate dish, hubba ledges, steps, rails, rollers, euro gap, radial ledges and a quarter pipe. The skatepark was designed to allow for seamless flow from one section to another.

The $325,000 Potrland Skatepark was funded by a combination of public and private dollars, and demonstrates the breadth of community support for the project. Donations varied from land and Capital Improvement Funds provided by the City of Portland, grants from the Beth Quimby Foundation, the Ollie Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the In-Body Foundation, Mensk Foundation, fundraisers held by Hall Elementary School, South Portland Memorial Middle and High Schools, Flatbread, bottle drives ,and the “Buy-A-Brick” program, which allowed supporters to purchase an inscribed brick that will be used for the construction of the entrance pathway to the park."

WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 2010 (Rain date – Sunday, November 21, 2010)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Portland Skatepark
Dougherty Field, St. James Street