Home Must Reads Eugene getting $2M skate park

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

Fast Food Slows Down

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

The ubiquitous fast-food restaurant may be on the decline.


Read more...

Knight Vision

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?


Read more...

Molecular Movies

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Dr. Chong Fang isn’t God. But the assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University is getting closer to figuring out how he put everything together. 


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


Read more...

Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.


Read more...

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


Read more...

Gone Girl

News
Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


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