Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Parks -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning
This project evaluated the recent construction of a public skatepark located in Tualatin Community Park. The skatepark is unique because a group of underrepresented youth initiated the idea of constructing it and helped bring it to fruition. The city has expressed a desire to see this level of energy and commitment duplicated in other youth-oriented initiatives, but needs to have a better understanding of how the skatepark project served as a positive youth development tool. In support of young people, the Tualtin City Council recently named youth issues as a "first tier" priority.
Hendricks, Holly; Michels, Matt; Mielke, Alison; Patterson, Justin; Skidmore, Jon; Tuck, Jason; and Wachs, Jason, "City of Tualatin Youth Development Plan" (2000). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 82.