On dry days the park sees a lot of use. Check the carver in the U-bowl.
Creators: Buzzy Morales + Army Corp of Engineers. "It is a facility that owes its existence to the persistent and unflagging efforts of a small core of educators and students of our community." -Columbia-Center.org website
Time: August 1999
Size: ~ 2000
Rules: Helmets required
Facilities: Police Department
Location: Northwest of Portland about 20 miles, Scappoose is on Highway 30 along the Columbia River. The park is on the north/east side of Hwy 30, right in front of the Police station and City Hall.
Directions: Look west while driving through town.
City Contact: Scappoose
History: Here is an interesting article about the skatepark as the City's first recreational facility in 80 years: http://www.columbia-center.org/scappooseupdate/99-00/skateboard.htm
Overall: The concrete work
came apart after a year or so, making the u-bowl sketchy. The pyramid
is way too steep. The facility is too short (in height not length).
I think its location is the worst ever. Right in front of the Police
Station and visible from every angle in town, I believe this sends a message
of no trust to the youth of Scappoose. It is healthy for kids to
have a semi secluded spot to let them do their thing.
The pyramid is so steep, people blunt slide down its edge. The near quarterpipe is about 5' tall.
The halfpipe is 6', not coped and has bubbles in its transition; i.e. kids learning on this one are going to tough.
The U-bowl would be much more functional if someone took out the fencing (it's too close).
This is a beautiful piece of iron work over the entrance. That is love.