SKATEPARK NEEDS A POWER WASHER

The skatepark needs a new power washer to keep the park clean. Jesse Martinez and the VSA donate their time every day to make sure the park remains clean and skate-able 365 days a year. Help ’em out with a donation if you can.

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BENEFIT SHOW FOR MARGINAL WAY

There’s a benefit show going down tomorrow February 9th at Marginal Way Skatepark to replace some stolen tools and keep the building going. Cruise out an hear music from Colonix, Same-Sex Dictator, Don Peyote and Frustration. Over $2000 worth of prizzy up for grabs! Don’t miss out. Find more info here.

PROTECT THE FULLERTON SKATEPARK

fullerton skateparkThe Fullerton Skate Park at Independence Park has been temporarily closed for potential repairs, to address safety concerns, and for consideration of the future plans of the facility. These items include graffiti removal, potential fencing improvements, and resolution of numerous liability and other insurance issues related to activities at the facility.
You are invited to meet with Parks & Recreation staff to discuss these issues on Thursday, February 2, 4:30pm at the Fullerton Main Library, Osborne Room. We would like to gain your feedback and hear your concerns as we prepare to present some options to the Parks and Recreation Commission on February 13, 2012, 6:30pm, in the City Council Chambers. PLEASE COME!! SUPPORT SKATE PARKS!!!

BURNSIDE GOES NON-PROFIT

We got an email from Burnside that deserved some play. Congrats to the park that started a DIY revolution for securing non-profit status. After all the work it’s about time! For more information on how to donate to the park go to www.burnsideskatepark.org

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK ACQUIRES 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT STATUS

With the same passion that created the Burnside Skatepark, we strive to maintain and improve the park and its unique reputation, as well as develop and sustain park relations, allowing the park to engage the community and support the efforts of social justice.

Burnside Skatepark, built by skateboarders, for skateboarders, without prior city approval, is arguably the most famous skatepark in the world. The grandfather of the DIY skatepark building movement, the park has inspired countless renegade, skater-built projects, and played a vital role in the rebirth of the modern skatepark.

We are proud to announce that Burnside Skatepark has acquired 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status. All donations to the park are now fully tax-deductible.

Burnside has existed for 21 years through the efforts of innumerable dedicated volunteers and through donations from individuals, organizations, and companies just like you and yours. Please support the on-going maintenance and improvement of this landmark of skateboarding. Along with the addition of new board members, the newly obtained non-profit status and your donations will help carry Burnside into the future.

Donations can be made via paypal on our website, or through postal mail.

Keep skating, keep building,

BURNSIDE SKATEPARK INC.
PO Box 14094
Portland, OR 97293
burnsideskatepark.org

“Built without permission, by skateboarders and later sanctioned by the city, Burnside is the preeminent example of action. Burnside’s unique growth and evolution -through the sweat and blood of a handful of dedicated individuals- have matured into one of the best skateparks in the world.” – skateoregon.com


Burke Morris
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Burnside Skatepark, Inc – Non-Profit
burke.burnsideskatepark@gmail.com

SUPPORT THE DOTHAN SKATEPARK

We’re always down for more concrete. Maybe we can convince them to drain that pool in the back and let the kids skate it too! The city of Dothan, Alabama is raising funds for a permanent skatepark. The guys involved started a facebook page so go like it, it’s just as good as signing a petition. Read the full story of of the park here. If you’re down to donate to the park you can drop a tax deductible check to:

Jennings Wardlaw Memorial Youth Park, Inc.
410 Southgate Rd
Dothan, AL
36301

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TOY MACHINE TOUR

Carolina Cook Out at Backdoor Skatepark in Greenville, North Carolina at 5pm today, November 21, 2011. Signing to immediately follow at Backdoor Skate Shop with Toy Machine pros Leo Romero, Colin Provost, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, and Daniel Lutheran.