SNAKE Court at Vance Park
SNAKE Court is a pair of youth-sized futsal courts located in Vance Park in the city of Gresham, Oregon. The complex is the first project of Fields For All, a collaboration between Operation Pitch Invasion and Stand Together, the community outreach program of the Portland Timbers.
SNAKE Court was built on the grounds of a decommissioned outdoor roller hockey rink that had been unused for years and had become a place where local children and young people gathered for casual soccer games on a rough patch of concrete. It came to the attention of Fields For All in early 2015, when the Rockwood Initiative, a community group dedicated to enhancing quality of life for children in the community, explained the need for and potential benefits of a capital improvement on the site. SNAKE Court is an acronym that stands for "Sports, Neighborhood, Action, Knowledge and Empowerment."
The $100,000 project was opened to the public September 23, 2015.
SNAKE Court was made possible by Fields For All, Rockwood Initiative, and many supporters and sponsors:
Portland Timbers' Stand Together Initiative
JELD-WEN Windows & Doors
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Providence Health & Services
a partnership between Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Active Children Portland, US Soccer Foundation, and KaBOOM!
Thank you for your support!