Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Pacific Region

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Pacific Region

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The League of American Bicyclists has designated the first recipients of its Bicycle-Friendly Community awards. Fourteen communities around the U.S. have been recognized for providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists and encouraging residents to bike for transportation and recreation, with the most winners in the NRPA's Pacific region. Gold-level award winners are Corvallis, Ore., and Palo Alto, Calif. Silver awards included Missoula, Mont., and Santa Barbara and Stanford University, Calif. Recipients of bronze-level awards included the Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., Redmond, Wash., and Beaverton, Ore. For more information, go to www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District's new skatepark in Springfield, Ore., is the subject of a documentary being produced by the Tony Hawk Foundation. The film, which chronicles the planning, construction and dedication of the 11,500-square-foot "street-style" skatepark, will be used to support the foundation's fundraising activities. Filmmakers visited the park last spring and interviewed some of the teens who helped plan the city's first skatepark, along with Willamalane Park and Recreation District officials and boosters. …

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