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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Donate to Skatepark Expansion

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City of Portland, Maine’s Parks Division is in the early stages of planning an expansion to the much-used and overcrowded skatepark at Dougherty Field. Help us create a much safer, more fun skatepark for our community! Text SKATE to 71777

The current skatepark, 8,350 sq feet, expansion will be 6,500 sq feet, for a total of 14,850 sq feet. 

In the summer of 2018, the Parks Division held two public forums to get input on conceptual design for expansion of the existing Portland Skatepark at Dougherty Field. Each meeting attracted numerous Skatepark enthusiasts with many creative ideas for the expansion which is visible in the preliminary concept design in the slideshow below. 

In the winter of 2017 and 2018, we held a winter rail jam at the Payson Park Terrain Park to benefit the skatepark expansion project. In the summer of 2018, we held the portland skat-a-thon complete with live bands and food trucks. Both of these events raise significant funds and community awareness of this project. Fund raising is ongoing and all donation, large or small, are accepted and appreciated.

As we get closer to construction (1-3 years away), we will keep the community involved and informed.

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