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editor's note:

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: "I wish they all could be California..."

Poor little Tualatin... it's not necessarily a bad park, it's just totally outclassed by the other parks in the area.

Take a look at the pics below - If you've been to a lot of parks [and particularly if you know CALI vs OR parks] this park is less of a triple-X Oregon killer and more of a PG-rated park from the Inland Empire in California. The skaters there were great, but as Oregon parks go, chalk this up to a "training facility."

When you're done w/ this place and you want to go find some real trouble, you don't have to go far. We could recommend the following for some really ripe roadrash roadtrips: Newberg, Donald, Burnside, and Beaverton [pics coming soon]. Further south you've got more bone jarring jibbage at Aumsville, Eugene, and Salem.

Directions: From Portland, take Interstate 5 south for about ten miles. Turn off the freeway at the Tualatin/Sherwood exit and head west. Make a right [north] on Boones Ferry Road. The skatepark is less than a mile on the right in Tualatin Community Park.

...scroll down for pics

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^ Tualatin is big enough,
but it's pancake flat
- and that ain't the
best quality in a

^ Zac Ham [Hey -
that's my name!]
tore this place up

^ Indi grab from
ole' Zac

^ Feeble grinders

^ Board spin, grab,
deal... I don't know
what the hell you call
that trick.

^ More detail of
the street features

^ Addi Booth w/
a tail slider

^ Here's the sign
you're looking for

[ click pix to enlarge ]

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