GRAND OPENING, JUNE 21
We are excited to announce that construction has begun on the Washington Jefferson Park rehabilitation. At the heart of the rehab is the country’s largest covered and lit public skatepark – the WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza. The 23,000 sq ft custom design is the grand vision of Dreamland Skateparks, a world-renowned skate design/build firm who has a proven track record of attracting the biggest names in the sport. The design is an ideal blend of street and transition style skate terrain that will keep locals from beginner to elite challenged and returning again and again.
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 Check out these drawings with details of all the changes you will see in Washington Jefferson Park.
“This project will have such a positive impact on the community and the neighborhood – I can't wait to experience it!” - Janet Brown, fundraiser for the local non-profit Skaters for Eugene Skateparks. Listen to Janet and our other partners share their excitement for what WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza will mean for our community:
Washington Jefferson Skatepark from City of Eugene on Vimeo.