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1820 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402

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WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza
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This spring, you can shop, sip or dine at participating local businesses on designated dates and the merchant will donate a percentage of sales to recreation programs at the skatepark. Locations and dates.


Follow us on Instagram at wj_skatepark for the latest and greatest construction update images. You won't believe the magic being created by the expert hands of Dreamland Skateparks.

WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza Opens April 4 at 3pm

Over the last several months rails, runs, bowls and decks have taken shape at the WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza in Washington Jefferson Park. At long last, the gates to this 23,000 square-foot beauty will open at 3pm on April 4. To celebrate, the community was invited to join Mark Scott and the rest of the Dreamland crew for the inaugural skate on opening day. The free-to-skate park will be open daily from 6am to 11pm and, with the benefit of I-105 bridge cover, will allow for active recreation rain or shine.

Work on some of the other park renovations by local contractor, 2G Construction, will continue for the next several weeks and fencing will remain in place in critical areas throughout the park. Additional improvements breathing new vitality into this urban space include accessible pathways, new restrooms, bike racks, benches, drinking fountains, energy-efficient lighting, landscaping, and areas to accommodate food carts and special events.

WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza is no ordinary skatepark. It is the collective vision of thousands of local youth for more than a decade. It was designed and built by Dreamland Skateparks, with both beginners and expert skaters in mind. The iconic ribbon, the mini-snake run and the blend of varied skate terrain will ensure this skatepark is a destination for enthusiasts from around the country and will join the ranks of Eugene’s many world-class sporting venues.


The grand opening celebration will be held on National Go Skate Day, Saturday, June 21. A full day of activities including skateboarding lessons, demos, live music and more are being planned.

Illustration and Overview of the New Park Check out these drawings with details of all the changes you will see in Washington Jefferson Park.

WJ Skatepark illustration

“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.

For More Information
Contact Emily Proudfoot, Project Manager, 541-682-4915

For information on volunteering for the stewardship of this site:
Contact Lorna Baldwin, West Region Volunteer Coordinator, 541-682-4845