Wayne Potter Memorial Skateboard Park

The quarter is about 6' and we heard there's a kid that can ollie the set of stairs.

Creators: Local Architect who also designed Salem skate park.  (Bennet ?)

Time:  1997

Size: 10,000

Cost:  $40,000 cash plus $70,000 in kind donations: rebar from Copelands, concrete from Wickersham, labor from Oregon National Guard.


Facilities: Bathrooms, fountain, city park

Location: Sheridan City Park on Box St

Directions:  In between Newberg (Portland) and Lincoln City (coast) along Hwy 18, take the Sheridan exit.  Drive through town on S. Bridge St..  After crossing over the river and at the light go right (east) on Main St.  Go a couple blocks and then left on Box St., which ends at the City Park.


City Contact:  No website found.

Sheidan Parks and Recreation (City Hall) (503) 843-2347

History:   The community came together and consulted with a local architect -who also helped design the Salem skatepark- and received rebar from Copelands and concrete from Wickersham at cost and free labor from the Oregon National Guard, completing the $110,000 park with $40,000 in 1997.  It is 10,000 sq feet and apparently one of the most used parks in the state.  Some young men told us that the bleachers fill up and the park sees 20-50 people everday.   There  are plans for a roller hockey rink next year, 2001, and maybe a bowl in following year.

Overall:  For the time in which it was built, it's a great try.

Fill up the bleachers and watch the tech wizardry begin.

The curve adds a nice touch.

Notice the nice detail work on the circular to square coping.  Unfortunately, however, most of the coping is flush with the concrete -it sank!

The Wayne Potter Memorial Skateboard Park
Constructed By
The Oregon Army National Guard
The City of Sheridan Public Works Department
Micheal Sauerwein, City Manager
Lonnie Himchcliff, Public Works Director
Jim Anderson, Construction Manager