Pier Park skate park

Skaters and BMX riders ride at Pier Park skate park Feb. 6. The 11,500-sq.-foot park features a street area, four bowls and a 20-foot diameter full pipe. (Photo by Matthew Ginn © 2011)

Portland is renowned for its system of skate parks. The 11,500-sq.-foot facility in North Portland’s Pier Park was the first in a planned 19-park system that covers every region of the city. Since it opened in 2006, four other parks have been built.

Perrie and I stopped by for a look-see last Sunday afternoon.

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