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Eugene Oregon - City of Eugene Awarded $1 2 Million Grant to Support Suzanne Arlie Park Development 27 September 2022 ( news )
Eugene , state Oregon ( By Press Release office)
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Today , U . S . Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration ( EDA ) is awarding a $1 . 2 million grant to the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space for phase one of the Suzanne Arlie Park development – the ridgeline trail connection and mountain bike amenities . Construction on phase one is expected to begin in 2024 .
This project will expand Eugene’s multi - use trails and create new dedicated mountain bike trails , in addition to a mountain bike skill......s park , that will be part of larger county - wide mountain biking opportunities .
“Eugene just completed its first dedicated mountain bike trail this year , ” said Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis . “This funding allows us to create a whole network of trails and a skills park – additions that will draw and delight mountain bikers from across the region after many years of expressing desire for such an area . ”
The EDA grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan , an investment to help boost tourism , create jobs , and fortify the local recreational infrastructure .
This grant will be matched with
2018 Parks and Recreation bondfunding to complete the first phase of Suzanne Arlie Park development . By leveraging bond dollars with other funding sources , the number and scope of projects that can be undertaken is greatly increased . As new bond projects have been completed and transition to park operations stewardship , levy funds will provide for their maintenance .
About Suzanne Arlie Park
Suzanne Arlie Parkis the largest park in Eugene ' s system , consisting of 515 acres in southeast Eugene . The master plan has been completed and includes a network of interconnected trails for nature - based recreation , disc golf , programmed group - camping , a mountain bike skills park , and habitat conservation and restoration efforts which are already underway .
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