WJ Skate Park Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson skate park was available to riders in early April but Saturday was the official grand opening. On Saturday afternoon, everyone who helped make the park possible invited the whole community to celebrate the decade-long project. It’s not everyday you find someone this age, this excited about a skate park. “I’m … 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 »

Washington-Jefferson Skatepark Progress

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson Skatepark is starting to take shape and getting organizers excited. The project broke ground in October and board members say the project is on schedule. They say the progress has been great and they’re even looking at an early opening in April. Talks about the skate park has been around … Continue reading »

Picnic Table Stolen from Skate Park

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A popular skate park in Junction City has re-opened after someone swiped a picnic table late in August. Neighbors say since this skate park was built in Junction City, they’re seeing disturbances they didn’t see before. With the latest theft of a picnic table, those same neighbors say they’re not surprised. … 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 »

Eugene Skate Park Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — A new $2.5 million skate park in downtown Eugene is about to become reality. More than six years in the works, construction began Monday on the 23,000-square-foot park, which will be covered and lit by the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. Construction is expected to last seven or eight months depending on the weather. “This … 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 »

Rotarians to Break Ground for Skate Park

EUGENE, Ore. — On Saturday, skaters and members of the Eugene Rotary Club will join forces to break ground on a new skate park at Washington Jefferson Park. Before construction can begin on the 23,000-square foot facility, volunteers must remove a 40-year-old children’s play structure. The structure, made of solid wood, will be carefully dismantled … Continue reading »

Junction City Celebrates New Skate Park

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City residents celebrated the grand opening of a brand new skate park on Saturday. Despite the rain, skaters of all ages came out to test the new course. Community members hope the park will be a fun and safe place for kids as well as serve as a place to … Continue reading »

Skate Park Plans Move Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is one step closer to getting a new state-of-the-art skate park. The city council Wednesday listened to fundraising plans and applauded the efforts thus far. If all goes well with funding, the city could see a skate park built by next fall in Washington-Jefferson Park. It’s now estimated to cost upwards … Continue reading »