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. ┬áSkaters 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 »

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 »