Portland’s Burnside Skatepark, built by and for local skateboarders, turns (can you believe it?) 20 years old on Halloween! And of course they’re celebrating:
Every year on Halloween, the skaters of Portland, Ore., throw a big birthday party for Burnside Skatepark. Things get weird. But if your idea of a good time involves obscene getups, loud music and chaotic skateboarding awash in adult beverages, it’s definitely worth the trip.
This year, party planners promise a blowout of epic proportions. After all, Burnside is turning 20. And to toast the occasion, one of the park’s originals, Mark “Red” Scott, president of Dreamland Skateparks, is planning a backbreaking homage to the deepest Burnside tradition. Red is volunteering his time to add a new feature to the park.
Read more at ESPN.com: Burnside turns 20.
Photo credit: The Portland Skate Park under the Burnside Bridge by Kyle Burris, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
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