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Skinner Butte Park


  1. Ball fields
  2. Community garden
  3. Fishing
  4. Hiking Trail
  5. Looped path
  6. Off street bike / pedestrian path
  7. Parking lot
  8. Picnic tables
  9. Play area - ADA
  10. Public art
  11. Recreation center
  12. Restrooms
  13. Rock climbing
  14. Sand play
  15. Sports / Play field - informal
  16. Spray play
  17. Trailheads
  18. Veterans memorial
  19. Viewpoint
  20. Water spigot
Rock climbingLocation
From the Ferry Street Bridge to the I-105 Bridge, between 3rd Avenue and the Willamette River

Skinner Butte Park is one of Eugene's oldest parks, and is rich with local history and recreational opportunities. Dedicated in 1914, Skinner Butte Park includes 100 acres of property along the Willamette River just north of downtown Eugene. It includes such noteworthy features as Skinner Butte, the Columns climbing area, RiverPlay Discovery Playground, Campbell Senior Center, Lamb Cottage, Skinner City Farm community garden, acres of lawn and meadows, hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas and much more.

Skinner Butte Park includes land claimed by Eugene Skinner, the first Euro-American settler of the southern Willamette Valley, and founder of Eugene. As the birthplace of the city and the modern community, Skinner Butte Park itself is a unique historical resource. Unquestionably, it is the most historically significant resource in the Eugene park system. There are also a number of significant cultural resources that persist within Skinner Butte Park, the most prominent of which include: 
  • The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House 
  • Lamb Cottage 
  • The big “O” 
  • The big “E” 
  • W 2nd Avenue Skinner’s cabin marker 
  • Lincoln Street Skinner’s cabin marker (replaced) 
  • Basalt quarry 
  • Skinner Butte (EWEB) Reservoir (1926)


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