Famed Skateboarder’s Charity Project

EUGENE, Ore. – Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, famous for his role on MTV’s “Rob and Big” and “Ridiculousness” is working to renovate and rebuild skateparks across the nation. Dyrdek has paired with Lunchables and the Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide to help with his work. Lunchables and Rob Dyrdek have created a new online video … Continue reading »

Downtown Sidewalks for Walking Only

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting Aug. 29, if you are biking or skateboarding in downtown Eugene, you better keep your wheels on the streets. The sidewalks in the heart of downtown are now for walking only. There used to be a zone where skateboarders couldn’t use the sidewalks and a zone where bicyclists couldn’t use the … Continue reading »

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 Construction Nearly Complete

EUGENE, Ore. — The concrete work at the new Washington Jefferson Skate Park is complete, now crews are just working to install benches and perfect the landscaping around the park. ¬†Skaters for Eugene Skateparks is an organization that has worked for years to get this skatepark constructed at Washington Jefferson Park. Supporters said they can’t … 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 »

Eugene Mulls Changes to Skateboard Laws

EUGENE, Ore. — City leaders ramped up efforts that could lead to the change of several of its skateboard and bicycle laws. The city held an open house Monday night where it outlined three proposals. One would allow certain bikes that have motors on off street paths. Another proposal could expand the no sidewalk riding … Continue reading »

Eugene to Hold Skateboard Law Discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than a week after a skateboarder was critically injured in an accident, the City of Eugene is set to open up a conversation about changing city skateboard laws. The city will lay out the three proposals Monday night. They’ll include changes to both skateboard and bike laws. The first idea up … Continue reading »

City Discusses Skateboarding Rules

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming for skateboarders and bicyclists in Eugene. It’s currently illegal for skateboarders to ride on city streets, except to cross them. But that could change. The city¬†is thinking about allowing skateboarders to ride in bike lanes on city streets. It’s because skateboarding is increasing as a travel option. The … Continue reading »

Eugene to Discuss Skateboard Rules

EUGENE, Ore. — There could soon be new skateboard laws in Eugene. The city will meet with residents next week to discuss possible changes to the city’s rules. Two days ago, a skateboarder was struck by a car, which led us to take a look into what the current skateboard laws are in Eugene. The … 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 »