“Portland’s First Mountain-Bike Park Could Be Crippled by a Court Decision”

“Parks where Oregonians pursue adventure sports—like East Portland’s Gateway Green—now have liability for visitors’ injuries. … Last March, the Oregon Supreme Court handed down a ruling that overturned a key premise of a 45-year-old law referred to as the Oregon Public Use of Lands Act.” [Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week]

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  • The Supreme Court of Oregon made overexpansive law from an act of ordinary negligence where a city worker dug a hole and left it unprotected so a legally blind person fell in.

    The Court could have distinguished the claim arising from the negligence of the park worker from claims concerning completed trails, climbing walls, etc.