Last week Si View Metropolitan Parks District announced some good news – Torguson Skatepark is officially open to the public.
The brand new skatepark facility is located near downtown North Bend in Torguson Park located at 750 E North Bend Way. This project has been of great interest to the community and Si View Parks said it couldn’t be happier with the result.
The design – guided by community input and produced by Seattle-based company Grindline – replaces an old single bowl style facility with a nearly 13,000 sq. ft. concrete skatepark outfitted with exciting elements for all skill levels, as well as a central gathering area. The loop style design provides a safe and challenging place for skaters of all levels to develop their skills.
The skatepark is located on the southwest side of Torguson Park near the main parking plaza. Construction work is complete, and all park features are accessible, but landscaping work surrounding the park is still in progress.
Visitors will notice orange construction fencing creating a designated pathway to access the skatepark and are asked to follow onsite signage and use this access point.
The dirt surfaces around the concrete bowls are closed off to keep dirt from tracking to the skating area, creating hazards for skaters and damaging the surface. Temporary fencing will be removed later in the spring when all landscaping work has been completed. The park is open during daylight hours.
Planning your visit:
- Play it safe: Choose challenges that are appropriate for your skill level and wear protective gear.
- Recreate responsibly: Practice social distancing, wear a mask, and if the park looks too busy, come back another time.
- Protect the new skatepark: Follow signage for entry and exit points and stay off closed areas while we finish landscape work.
- Have fun and share your stories: The Parks District would love to see your photos! Share them on their FB feed.
The Torguson Skatepark project was funded through Si View Metro Parks 2018 Capital Bond to connect and protect parks, and Si View’s Capital Improvement Projects fund. Si View Park will host a community-wide grand opening celebration as soon as it is safe to do so, tentatively slated for late Spring 2021.