Washington Jefferson Park Eugene, Oregon
Washington Jefferson Park is an urban setting in the heart of a multicultural neighborhood close to the bike path system and bus routes. A portion of the park, including the stage, 23,000 sq. ft. skatepark, basketball court and horseshoe pits is covered by the I-105 bridge, creating a dry and lit place for recreation year round. [from the eugene government website]
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Mural 1 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

The skatepark is part of Washington Jefferson Park which also includes basketball courts and nationally sanctioned horseshoe pits under the cover of the I-105 bridge. Recent additional improvements to this area of the park include accessible pathways, restroom, bike racks, benches, drinking fountains, energy-efficient lighting, landscaping, and areas to accommodate food carts and special events. [from the eugene government website]

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Mural 2 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

This free-to-skate park is now open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., rain or shine! The 23,000 sq. ft. skatepark was designed with both beginners and expert skaters in mind and includes many features, including an iconic ribbon, mini-snake run, and a blend of varied skate terrain.[from the eugene government website]

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Mural 3 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

A half-acre of custom designed skate terrain aptly suited for skateboarders and inline skaters will feature skate elements for both beginners and experts.[from the eugene cascades website]

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Mural 4 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

The skate park was busy that day, but the skateboarders were polite and stopped to let me take these photos.

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Mural 5 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

These shots were taken in the summer on a hot day. The good weather brought outmany visitors to the murals as well as dozens of skateboarders.

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Mural 6 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

A portion of the park, including the stage, 23,000 sq. ft. skatepark, basketball court and horseshoe pits is covered by the I-105 bridge, creating a dry and lit place for recreation year round.[from eugene city website]

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Mural 7 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

What can one addition and some minor renovation do? See how a simple park in Eugene has become a world-class skateboarding destination and universal hangout spot.[from sports planning guide website]

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Mural 8 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

There were four supports holding up the freeway. Each support had two sides, thus creatingeight surfaces upon which to paint eight murals.

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