Irrigon, Oregon

Don Baxter Skate Park

Irrigon skate park

Dave Palmer

deep pocket

Bleachers & door

bikes allowed

bathroom & fountain

whole rock coping!


Sky Thompson

brick coping


More photos at

Creators: Grindline

Opened: April 14, 2007 (tentative schedule)

Size: 8,000 + square feet

Cost: $403,000 *

Rules: Park is mostly ADA compliant and all pedestrian users are allowed (skateboards, bikes, scooters, inline skates, wheelchairs, etc.)

Facilities: Parking, restroom, water fountain, lights, bleachers, adjacent park. Irrigon has it all!

Location: NE Main Avenue and 6th Street. It is on Highway 730, you can't miss it. Irrigon is along the Columbia River and just a handful of miles north of I-84, so it is an easy side stop during roadtrips and travels.

Directions: I-84, exit #168 (Boardman Junction). Go North on Highway 730 (Columbia River Highway) about 8 miles. Park is along Hwy 730.

Map: Google map


City of Irrigon
Jerry Breazeale, City Manager
1095 NE Main Ave
Irrigon, OR
(541) 922-3047

History: Mayor Don Baxter reached out to community looking for positive recreation. A committee was created with the local youth and plans and hopes were drawn up for a 16k square foot facility. Someone must be an excellent writer because the City was very successful in receiving grants including

Many cash and in-kind donations have been received as well.

Grindline gave a proposal and designed and built the park, which is now greater than 8k square feet.

* $403 budget includes the concrete park, restroom, parking, benches and other amenities. The concrete park is ADA accessible and the rules allow everyone to ride it (bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, inline skates, and skateboards)! Not only was the first recorded backflip in a wheelchair made not long ago, but Mayor Don Baxter also uses a wheelchair.

Thanks to Jerry Breazeale for the information.

old Irrigon page