Washington Jefferson Skatepark from City of Eugene on Vimeo.
While the skatepark is the star of the show, there is a supporting cast of park renovations that will ensure the health and vitality of this urban park. These renovations include: a new safer and easier to maintain restroom relocated out from under the bridge in a much more visible location along Jefferson Street; an urban plaza catering to parents and other park users; vendor pads to accommodate food carts and events; accessible pathways; bike racks; benches; drinking fountains; energy-efficient lighting throughout the park; and carefully selected landscaping that will open up sight lines and increase the sense of safety in this urban park.
Illustration and Overview of the New Park
Rotarians and skaters joined forces to break the first ground on the WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza on June 8. Together they carefully dismantled and removed the 40-year-old wooden children’s play structure for salvage. Construction will continue through the end of the year. Work on the skatepark component of the project in expected to start mid-August.
August 2013 Park renovation construction begins
Fall 2013 Skatepark construction begins
Spring 2014 Grand opening of the skatepark + plaza
Throughout the summer many local businesses will participate in percentage of sales events with proceeds going towards programming of the WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza upon its completion. Stay tuned to this site for dates and locations and help bring a strong mentor presence to the skatepark.