Creators:  Eric Dawkins & Great American Skateparks

Time: May 27, 2000

Size:   24,000

Cost: $135,000 (?)

Rules: Helmets, no bikes, dawn to dusk

Facilities:  Bathroom, fountain, shade, city park

Location:  Bear Creek Park off Highland Drive (and Siskiyou Boulevard).  Here is a simple map from the city's website.  The skatepark is #8 on the map.

Directions:    Easily found from I-5.  Take Barnett Road exit #27 and head east for about two blocks.  Go left/north on Highland Drive.  The first paved left is the skatepark's parking lot.

City Contact:

City Hall
411 West 8th Street
Medford, Oregon 97501

Phone: (541) 774-2000

Bear Creek Park
  City skatepark website:
  Medford Parks & Recreation department at (541) 774-2400.
   Bear Creek also hosts a classic movie in the open air ampitheater Saturday nights.  It is free and starts at dusk.  Bring a blanket and some homemade popcorn.  I was able to catch Shane, an old western, after a day at the skatepark, super cool.  Here is a schedule.


Overall:  7/8 out of 10

  More often than not there is a police officer on bicycle at the skatepark or nearby.
  Helmets are required.  Bikes are not allowed in the skatepark, but there is discussion about designating seperate times for only bmx.  There is a new dirt track adajcent to the parking lot.

That yellow hot dot is excellent.  A pump from it can send you up the quarter at right.

You could drive a school bus in these bowls.  The close bowl is 11' and the far is about 7'.
The lore is that sometimes "the folks" come and have super gnarly sessions.

A creative and artistic detail well done.

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