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Owen Rose Garden
300 N. Jefferson St.
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Owen Rose Garden
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Nestled next to the Willamette River near the Washington/Jefferson Street bridge is the eight and a half-acre park known as Owen Memorial Rose Garden. In 1951, George E. Owen, a former Eugene city councilor and lumberman, donated five acres with his house to the city. It was the first parcel in a series that now forms the section of riverfront park stretching from the Ferry Street Bridge to the Greenway bike bridge near Valley River Center.
Shortly after Owen's donation of property, the Eugene Rose Society donated the original 750 rose bushes. This original collection has expanded into a panorama of more than 4,500 roses of over 400 varieties. Stewardship by many volunteers has continued, including the Delta Rotary, who from 1999 to 2004 spearheaded a major renovation of the garden.
The rose garden features the nationally recognized Oregon Heritage Cherry Tree, a
, a large open turf area, a public restroom, accessible gravel walkways with benches, a pergola-lined paved walkway, a 28-foot diameter gazebo, an arbor picnic area, a parking lot and maintenance facility, and an impressive collection of heritage and heirloom roses.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Owen Rose Garden, join us for our year-round Thursday work parties.
After visiting this special garden, you may wish to commemorate a loved one or a special occasion in your life with a
in a plinth along the paved walkway toward the gazebo. Rose engraved natural slate tiles are available year round for sponsorship, and include a custom inscription, allowing you to honor a friendship, your family, the birth of a child, marriage or anniversary, graduation, retirement and much more.
Whiteaker Community Council
Learn more about volunteering with
Eugene Park Stewards
or visiting a Friends group, get involved with upcoming volunteer opportunities and subscribe to Eugene Park Stewards' monthly e-newsletter.
facilities at this location, contact
Park planner: Landscape Architect
Eugene Park Stewards West Region Volunteer Coordinator:
Park Rental Flier
Owen Rose Garden Map
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