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Posted on: August 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Unused playground recycled for new use

bike shelter

Earlier this summer, Eugene Park Steward volunteers including local skaters, McKenzie Commercial, the Rotary Club of Eugene, and the Eugene Parks Foundation were the first to break ground for the new skatepark at Washington Jefferson Park.

More than 30 volunteers carefully dismantled and removed the 40-year-old play structure to make way for the new 1.2-acre skatepark, currently under construction. The well-preserved timbers were repurposed by McKenzie Commercial into a donated bike storage shelter at the Highway 99 Shelter Care. The timbers have settled nicely into their new home and continue to serve the community. The shelter is now complete and looks incredible. A huge amount of thanks is due for the ingenuity, teamwork and resourcefulness of the Eugene Park Stewards!

For more information, contact Eugene Park Stewards West Region Coordinator Lorna Baldwin at 541-682-4845 or lorna.j.baldwin@ci.eugene.or.us.

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