Oregon City Skatepark is located in Clackamette Park, west of Highway 99E at the Oregon City/Gladstone Bridge, south side of the Clackamas River. The Skatepark was built in August 2000 and is designed for skateboarders of all ages to enjoy.
- Bicycles are now permitted to use the skatepark during an open-ended trial period. We will continue to assess whether bicycles can safely coexist with skaters in the same park.
- Slow Skate. In order to provide safe access to less experienced users, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9-11 am, the skatepark will only be open to inexperienced users under the age of ten.
Tips for Skate Boarding
- Always wear a helmet and protective gear.
- Obey all traffic control devices.
- Avoid streets with steep hills.
- Watch out for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
- Be respectful of others and protect your right to skate in Oregon City.
- Skatepark is open during daylight hours.
- Skateboarding and inline skating are hazardous activities.
- Skate at your own risk.
- Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the Skatepark.
- The use of helmets, kneepads, and elbow pads are recommended.
- Graffiti and tagging is prohibited.
- Glass bottles are not allowed in the Skatepark.
- Please dispose of trash in the trash receptacles.
- When blowing nose, use a cloth handkerchief.
- Alcohol and drug use is prohibited.
- Spectators must stay off of the skating surface.
- Unauthorized pieces of equipment or obstacles are not allowed into the Skatepark.
- Please skate safely and in control.
- Please do not play music loudly.
- It is unlawful to skate on picnic tables, brickwork, planters or ornamental surfaces located inside a public park.
History of the Park
In 1998 Gladstone School District and the Cities of Milwaukie and Oregon City, in cooperation with area youth banded together to create a place where area youth could meet and skate safely. The process of designing the park through local meetings empowered area youth who ultimately assisted in initial fundraising efforts and lobbied local governments to make their dreams of reality.
By spring 1999, both Cities and the Gladstone School District had committed $2,500 to be used to design a Skatepark. On June 2, 1999, a resolution went to the Oregon City Commission supporting the development of a Skatepark, and at the same meeting, the Skatepark was sited at Clackamette Park in Oregon City, just across the river from Gladstone. This site will allow for easy access along Highway 99E for the area youth from Gladstone and Milwaukie. The Park will serve as a regional Skatepark.
The youth continued to support their dream with local fundraising efforts and local businesses also stepped up to assist with design efforts. Adapt Engineering of Portland donated Geotechnical services and Compass Corporation of Milwaukie provided a survey of the area. Lee Engineering, Oregon City, developed a drainage plan for the park, which Purkiss-Rose, RSI used in their design of the Park.
During the design phase, Gladstone School District obtained a grant in the amount of $62,500 and the City of Milwaukie awarded the project a Civic Improvement Grant of $1,500. Gladstone School District and the City of Gladstone committed general fund dollars in the amount of $18,000 and Oregon City Parks and Recreation budgeted an additional $10,000 for the construction of the Skatepark.
The City of Oregon City provided in-kind service in the amount of $15,000 for project management, design review, legal services, and bidding on the project. At a special meeting on August 22, 2000, Oregon City's Urban Renewal Agency and the City Commission both approved loans in the amount of $90,000 to cover the shortfall in the project budget.
The park opened to the public, in January 2001.