101 and S 22nd Street
Directions: The park borders Hwy 101 and S 22nd Street is hard to miss driving up the highway.
Cost: ~$300,000 (two phases)
Hours: Daylight – dusk
Rules: Skateboards and inline skates only. Helmets and safety gear are required to be worn.
Facilities: Water fountain, bathrooms, adjacent park.
Contact: There is no direct contact at this moment. If you have any specific questions, you can contact Officer Smart at the Reedsport Police Station for more details.
Movies: Here are several Reedsport skateboarding loop movies:
Looking for some skate lessons? These guys offer private 1-on-1 lessons through an American Skate Association Certified instructor in Reedsport. Contact a local instructor though: http://www.goskate.com
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Information on the Design and Challenges: One of Oregon’s best parks, not just because of the funnel but because it is an excellent blend of street and tranny. It has its big bowl, an element of pool, a fluid street section, and of course the funnel. Since it was first looped shortly after opening, many people from 40 years old to 15 years old have skateboarded a full loop in Reedsport’s funnel. Mark Scott was first. Lance Leisher, a seventeen year old from Roseburg was second. Then Lance’s 15 year old friend, Rion Linderman was third. A Virginia Beach local, Packy Fancher, was on his west coast adventure when he made it #3. Long-time Corvallis skater, Josef Lindstrom, was fourth. The Concrete Rodeo is an annual competition that helped start the loop fever, throwing down $1000 in 2004 to the first person to do it. No one collected. In contrast, so many people looped the following year in 2005, that it became a contest of endurance, with Geth Noble capturing it after 40 loops in half an hour. The funnel is 13′ high at the small end and 17′ at the big end.