Current Parks and Open Space Projects Valuable parks and open space resources must be continually evaluated and updated to make sure they’re able to meet the growing and changing needs of the community. To assess what these needs are and to guide future improvements accordingly, extensive planning efforts are undertaken through the Parks and Open Space Planning office.
At the heart of this process is a commitment to involve the community through workshops, surveys, interviews and personal contact to make sure that planned improvements reflect the needs and desires of diverse residents. While some plans are implemented right away with available construction funding, others represent longer-term visions that guide improvements and activities in a particular area for a decade or more.
Suzanne Arlie Park Master Plan
The public process to develop a master plan governing future development of the entire 516-acre park will begin in early May 2016.
Ludwigia Control in Delta Ponds
Ludwigia is a dangerous invasive threatening the Delta Ponds ecosystem and the City is taking corrective measures.
Charnel Mulligan Park Renovation
The public process to help determine the project scope began in 2013, and finished in early 2014. Although originally scheduled to be constructed in summer of 2015, environmental review issues related to the Federal Community Development Block Grant funds caused a delay. Construction is now scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016.
Eugene Trails Plan
This comprehensive plan provides recommendations and policy for use, development, maintenance, and management of soft-surface paths in the Eugene parks system. The plan is complete and adoption is expected in Spring of 2016.