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Eugene getting $2M skate park

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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.

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-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.
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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!
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