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Amazon Trail Reconstruction Planned For Next Summer

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Next summer, the city of Eugene is planning to give the popular Amazon Trail a makeover in time for the 2021 track and field world championships.

This project will consist of reconstructing and lighting all portions of the trail, as well as improving the stretching station at the south end and the rain shelter at the north end. Currently, several portions of the trail are not lit and are beginning to slope towards the Amazon channel.

Rex Redmond, landscape designer for Eugene’s parks department, says the project is receiving funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond.

“It’s an exciting project. I think a lot of people are excited. It’s very well-used, but it really needs the help to make it safer. A lot of top track athletes use it and we don’t want anybody getting hurt out there,” says Redmond. “It’s just loved and we want people to enjoy it. We really appreciate the taxpayers helping us out so we can make these wonderful projects better.”

Redmond says their plan is to start the reconstruction next summer after the Olympic trials in Eugene.

Amy Brenneman is the 2019 Snowden Intern. She began working in the KLCC News Room June 24, 2019. She recently graduated from University of Oregon with a major in journalism and a minor in anthropology. She loves radio so much, she even made her undergraduate thesis an audio story about paranormal tourism in the United States.
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