The Ed Benedict Skate Plaza was a Design/Build collaboration between California Skateparks and Newline Skateparks. Ed Benedict is a premier landscaped plaza environment for the Portland street skating scene. rnCalifornia Skateparks was chosen to work with Newline to design and build the plaza and integrate it into the existing environment in a way so that the storm water was collected and managed. We were involved in every capacity from concept to completion. This project is also significant for its role in the helping to push the movement for the development of real street skating environments.rn

rnThis unique organic design features terrain punctuated with numerous Green channels and 2 major bio filtration islands. The project is one of the Pacific Northwest’s first ‘green’ skateparks. The design was developed in close collaboration with artists from Portland’s local skate community and features custom sculptural elements, stamp patterns and a diverse combination of materials. rn