Washington Jefferson Skatepark Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of anticipation and construction, the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is open. The $2.5 million project offers boarders more than 23,000 square feet of ramps and riding space. It’s the largest covered, lit skatepark in the country. The lights will come in handy at night, but the cover came in handy Friday. … Continue reading »

Skatepark Fundraising Efforts Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction at the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is nearly complete and the skating community is on board. “I’ve been to Portland talking to kids in Portland. They all know about it. There’s a big Internet buzz going about it. It’s the largest covered, lit skate park in the nation, so there’s a lot … Continue reading »

Skate Park Construction Underway

EUGENE, Ore. — A $2.5 million project¬†to build the nation’s largest covered skate park is well underway. Since groundbreaking at the beginning of August, the skate park under the Washington-Jefferson Bridge looks drastically different. Crews have cut down 40 trees that will be replaced when the project is complete, and they’re in the process of¬†adding … Continue reading »

Volunteers Break Ground For Skate Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Local skaters, construction workers and volunteers from the city of Eugene spent the morning tearing down a 40-year-old playground to make room for a new skate park. It’s been a project six years in the making. A group called Skaters for Eugene Skate Parks spent years working to get a skate park … Continue reading »