Sponsored by Oregon Business

Eugene getting $2M skate park

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Construction of a $2 million Washington-Jefferson skate park in Eugene is set to begin this summer after years of delay.

The half-acre venue will be the nation’s largest covered and illuminated skate park, [city landscape architect Emily Proudfoot] said.

A dream of supporters since 2004, the skate park is envisioned as a world-class site to provide recreation for local residents, as well as to draw skateboarders and inline skaters from around the region and West Coast.

Supporters see the park as a way to transform Washington-­Jefferson Park — a popular hangout for transients — into a more family friendly area.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}eugene skate park{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
-1 #1 Eugene getting $2M skate parkGuest 2013-03-07 19:42:55
Typical city thinking. Let's use park money to build a $2M skate park that will be used by less than 1% of the cities population. At the same time they are asking for more money to fund police, fire and the library. Granted the money is coming for a parks fund than cannot be used for general services, but how do they propose to fund the park after it is built. Especially when hey can't keep the current parks updated. What a laughing stock the city of Eugene has become.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Guest
0 #2 guestGuest 2013-03-07 20:04:58
I agree with the above guest, the city is broke & out of money, but we spend money on idiotic programs like this. . . . who voted to let the inmates run the assylum? The money is from the tax payers not their own check books, I have a real problem with public money philanthrophy!
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Are wolves good for business?

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 06, 2015
030615-wolf-thumbBY JEFF DELKIN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

As a local business owner, I believe it’s important to build our economy on a platform of conservation values.  


Read more...

10 Twitter highlights from #OR100Best

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
100bestBY OB STAFF

Oregon Business held its  22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

5 questions for inDinero CEO Jessica Mah

The Latest
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
jessicathumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

inDinero, a business that manages back-office accounting for startups and smaller companies, recently announced it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland. We talked to CEO Jessica Mah about what drew her to Portland and how she plans to disrupt the traditional CPA model.


Read more...

Grassroots movement pursues carbon bills

News
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
eventthumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A partnership of a grassroots environmental organization and a youth group is striving to build community and business support for carbon price legislation.


Read more...

Green Rush: Cashing in on legal marijuana

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Marijuana is big business in Oregon, and it’s about to get bigger.


Read more...

4 winners and losers in the Kitzhaber scandal

The Latest
Thursday, February 12, 2015
021315-govorno-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Examining the governor's rapid fall from grace in a "bizarre" and "unprecedented" saga.


Read more...

Everything old is new again: How the EEOC is reinventing itself

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS