Evergreen Skateparks BLOG

Ride It Sculpture Park

  • SPRING 2017 Update

    It's been awhile since we posted to our newsletter so we'll start where we left off. At the end of November 2016 we finished the Rockridge Skatepark in Bend, Oregon. This lunar landscape skatepark comes in at right about 11,000 square feet & should be open to the public when the rest of the Rockridge park construction is completed this summer of 2017. This is by far one of our favorite skateparks that we've designed & built and it will be a unique & fun addition to the Oregon skatepark scene.

    After completing the Rockridge skatepark we built a new quarter pipe at the Beaverton, Oregon skatepark:

     At the beginning of this year we were lucky to land a project in warm, sunny Texas. In February we began construction on the Johnson City, Texas skatepark which is not too far from Austin & just a short drive from the park we completed in 2015 in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Johnson City park is one of our favorite small skateparks we've done. It has a great flowy area with a long skateable path with ledges & manual pads.

    After Johnson City a small crew did some maintenance & new pool coping to the Grindline Skateparks designed & built West Linn, Oregon skatepark. Sometimes old concrete skateparks just need a little TLC.

    Mid-April we broke ground in Darby, Montana. The town of Darby already had a sad little existing park that was basically just a slab of concrete with a bank so we are sprucing that up to make it more FUNctional with some new street obstacles as well as adding another 4,300 square feet of concree skatepark. This surprise skatepark is being funded by the Montana Skatepark Association as well as Montana Pool Service- Jeff Aments skatepark charity. This will be our second skatepark in the Bitterroot Valley- a place Evergreen Skateparks is proud to call home now as we have our second office up the road in Stevensville, Montana where we built a park in 2015. The Darby Skatepark should be finished & ready for shredding in a couple weeks. Here's some shots of our progress so far:

    ABOVE: Demolition & construction on the old existing park

    ABOVE: Montana Pool Service Design rendering for the Darby Skatepark

    ABOVE: Real life Montana Pool Service designed section shaping up.

    ABOVE: New street features being added to the old park.

    Along with the Darby, Montana project we have one of our crews getting started on a much awaited park in Stockholm, Sweden. This is our first park in Sweden and will hopefully be finished before their midsummer holiday in June.

    ABOVE: Skatepark Construction in Stockholm, Sweden

    On the horizon for this summer we will be building another park or two in Montana. We'll also be back in Michigan to build phase 3 of Ride It Sculpture Park in Detroit as well as a brand new park just outside of Detroit in Sterling Heights. We are very excited about the Sterling Heights skatepark as it will be one of our largest design/build projects yet!

    Thanks again to everyone who helps make these projects a reality. Evergreen Skateparks is honored to get to do what we do.

  • Michigan Skateparks

    In August we wrapped up our 4th skatepark in the Great Lakes State in the city of Frankfort. Before heading to Frankfort we had completed a 9,000 square foot skatepark in Clawson- which is a western suburb of Detroit. The Clawson park features a really fun flow area in the heart of the park with a fun track around the outside with ledges, pyramids, pump bumps, gaps etc. as well as as a skateable path with stairs, ledges & rails.

    ABOVE: Crewmember Jesse Clayton with a backtail on the skate path.

    ABOVE: Clawson, Michigan Skatepark Overview

    After Clawson we headed to Frankfort, Michigan- a vacation community "up north" on the shores of Lake Michigan. It was a perfect time of year to work there and the close proximity to the lake allowed for after work swimming.

    ABOVE: Noot the dog is always down for the photo-ops

    The Frankfort Skatepark design is one we have been wanting to build for years. It is like a bigger, more open version of the Alberta Skate Spot in NE Portland except that the Frankfort design is completely symmetrical. Coming in at right around 6,000 square feet it really is a rip ride.

    ABOVE: Whole park overview

    ABOVE: Owner Billy Coulon catches some air

    ABOVE: Chris Hogan nose grind

    ABOVE: Catherine Coulon grinding

    ABOVE: Frankfort Skatepark crew from left: Chris Hogan, Quincy the dog, Richie Conklin, Billy Coulon, Noot the dog, & Jake Black. Not pictured: Brandon Chrisjohn & Justin McDowell

    Hopefully we will be back in the Mitten building more skateparks soon. If you're in the state also don't forget to hit up our older parks:

    BELDING, MICHIGAN

    RIDE IT SCULPTURE PARK PHASE 2: DETROIT, MICHIGAN

  • Spring 2015 Updates

    It's been a busy spring. Mid April we wrapped up construction on the Fredericksburg, Texas skatepark. This project was a long time coming. We worked with the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club for over two years designing, planning & fundraising for this park. It was our first project in Texas so we were excited to bring our style of skatepark to the state.

    Fredericksburg Skatepark Panorama

    Jasper Kahn ollie over the big bump.

    Sunset at the Fredericksburg, Texas Skatepark.

    Drone video from construction in Fredericksburg.

    Next up we sent one crew out to Michigan to get started on the Clawson, Michigan Skatepark outside of Detroit.

    Clawson, Michigan Skatepark conceptual design.

    While in Michigan the guys were also able to do some repairs & upgrades at Ride It Sculpture Park. Heard it's already covered in graffiti.

    Our other crew headed out to Montana to build phase 2 of the Big Sandy, Montana Skatepark. This is another project brought to you by Jeff Ament and Big Sandy is actually his home town. The crew should be completed by next week and in time for the annual Big Sandy Skatepark BBQ on June 27.

    Last weekend we were able to make a visit to the Thunder Park that we completed on the Blackfeet Reservation last fall in Browning, Montana. It was absolutely amazing to visit the park and see all of the kids out skating, most of them there from morning until night learning to ride and having fun with their friends. It was incredibly rewarding to see the fruits of our labor being enjoyed by so many kids with so few recreational opportunities and to have them express so much appreciation for us building the skatepark for them. The park is open to the public but the official grand opening celebration is June 26th. It should be quite a fun event with lots of insane skateboarding so be sure to head out there if you're in the area.

    Evergreen visit to the Thunder Park today!

    Posted by Evergreen Skateparks on Sunday, May 24, 2015

     Jasper over the channel in the Big O Capsule bowl at the Thunder Park.

    Evening at the Thunder Park.

    After the completion of Big Sandy #2 the crew will head up the road to Havre, Montana to build a nice bowl there. Stay tuned.

Skateparks for a Small Footprint

SPRING 2017 UPDATE

2016 FLIPAGRAM

 

FALL 2016 UPDATE

SUMMER 2016 UPDATE

Spring 2016 Update

PIDGEON PARK

Blackfeet Skatepark Best in Montana!

 

Summer 2015 Update

Hernando, Mississippi Skatepark Now Open

THUNDER PARK Grand Opening June 26!

SKATEPARK WORKSHOP WITH PROJECT LOOP

Evergreen Crew Skating the Thunder Park!

Evergreen in Belding, Michigan

VIDEO: Evergreen Crew Skating the Milliken, Colorado Skatepark

New Evergreen Skatepark coming to the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana