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Rhodes Park revamps, no longer home to those without a home

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Throughout the past year, the skatepark under the I-84 overpass between 15th and 16th streets has been less of a skatepark and more of a gathering place for dozens people without homes. The city installed "No Camping" signs, the police took a heightened interest in the area, and some media dubbed it "Hobo Hangout." Now, Rhodes Park is fenced off while construction crews work to build a new, state-of-the-art $1.25 million skatepark. The revamp is possible thanks to a donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Area skateboarders are stoked, the police are optimistic and the displaced are relocated once again.

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