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The Playground Indoor Skatepark is set to open in St. Helens during Spring Break 2023, according to the grandmother of a boy, now 10, who saw the need for a local place to skate.

Andre Arreola is working on opening an indoor skatepark in St. Helens.

The boy, Andre Arreola, is in fifth grade at the Sauvie Island school. His grandmother, Marie Baldridge, leads a group that is about to buy up the vacant building on Columbia Boulevard and South 13th Street. The indoor skatepark will be built inside the former Accumulation Resale building, adjacent to the Columbia River Fire and Rescue Station on Columbia Boulevard in St. Helens.

Baldridge said the plan is to remove the walls from the structure and combine it with the building behind it. She said the building was undergoing a seismic assessment.

The boy and his grandmother

Andre Arreola and his grandmother Marie Baldridge pose at the indoor skatepark site in St. Helens.

The location

The indoor skatepark will be housed in the former Accumulation Resale building and will provide space for multiple ramps and other skating features.