The infamous Burnside Skatepark in Portland turned 24 years old recently. It was close to being demolished, but luckily it pushed through, and is still there today. Happy Birthday Burnside!
“Before the park started they used to go down there and drink beers. Someone suggested making some tranny and the legend was born. Since 1990 ’til now, Burnside in Portland, OR has stood as a monument to ‘Do It Yourself’ spots everywhere. Take a look back to a simpler time that made the blueprint for all under bridge creations. Burnside then, Burnside now, Burnside forever. Peep the first generation lurkers in action. Mark Scott for President.” –Jake Phelps
For those who don’t know, Burnside Skatepark can be found under the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, USA. The skatepark was originally built by the skateboard community without permission and eventually the city approved the area as a public skatepark. It has been featured in games like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Grind Session. It was also in Free Willy, the classic 1993 movie, and in the 2007 film Paranoid Park.