skills Park underutilized areas

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    • #26849
      hotdisc90
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      as big as Eugene Springfield is you would think that at some point there would be a bike skills park built in this area. Just watch the video on pink bike in the Boise area iand that place absolutely blows this area out of the water in terms of biking opportunities. There is a huge area of land between Interstate 5 and the bike path leading to Austen Stadium that is completely undeveloped except for a couple paved trails. This area would be absolutely perfect to build a pump track jump lines and other BMX/mountain bike oriented terrain. It is completely underutilized and just waiting to be primed. What are your thoughts?

       

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    • #26850
      pto
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      Lots of people feel the same way and have suggested a pump track/skills course at Arlie, Amazon, and State Street parks, as well as Thurston, Whypass, and probably others. Eugene POS is more receptive to mtb lately but doubt the old landfill at Alton Baker is a site they would approve. You are welcome to attend the virtual DOD Board meeting next Monday for more discussion.

    • #26875
      andrewm
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      Totally agree on the need for a skills park. I remember that as something that will go in at Suzanne Arlie Park whenever the city gets around to building that. The Alton Baker suggestion is a total no go. That area is actually the Whilamut Natural area. There’s currently a discussion of allowing ebikes to use the path through there, which is currently not allowed. The committee that makes recommendations on that area is totally opposed to even ebikes on the path so I don’t see any developed bike areas going in there any time.

      Anyone have an update on Suzanne Arlie?

    • #26879
      pto
      Keymaster

      Last I heard Eugene POS intends to build about 4.5 miles of trail in 2022, including extending Ridgeline for multi-use and a mtb specific line. No info on the bike park, lack of funds is likely an issue. Situation is subject to change and probably will.

       

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