Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)
A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found at the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.
The skatespot is 2,800 sq ft and includes a unique bowl design with extensions and a curved spine as well as a smaller brick-stamped transition section around the edge of the park. Transition heights range from approximately 5-8' in the main bowl area while the smaller brick-stamped section is about 3' tall.
Visit the PP&R skateboarding program page to learn more about events, opportunities, and classes.
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table
Size in acres
For decades, the property was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees and was known as Holly Farm. When the owner left the property, the West Portland Park neighborhood advocated for converting it into a park. Beginning in early 2005, the Neighborhood Steering Committee, Portland Parks Foundation, Walker Macy, PP&R, and community members worked together to develop a master plan for the new park which opened in September 2007.