10 Recently Opened Sports Facilities You Need to Know

By Connect Sports Staff, September 30, 2015

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WJ Skatepark
Eugene, Ore.

For decades the city worked to turn a blighted park under an interstate bridge into something positive, and in spring 2014, Eugene opened the largest covered and lighted public skate park in the United States. WJ Skatepark is part of a larger city park and urban plaza. The 23,000-sq.-ft. space is designed for all levels of skaters, and features an iconic ribbon, mini-snake run and numerous ramps, bowls, walls and other skating terrain. The facility has restrooms, bike racks, energy-efficient lighting and areas to accommodate food carts. The city has brought in bleacher seating to accommodate events drawing up to 1,000 people.

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