Community parks are larger parks that provide active and passive recreational opportunities for all city residents. These parks accommodate large group activities. Internal parking areas and sport field areas are available.
A larger park that provides features and facilities that attract users from the entire Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area, or preserves unique cultural and natural areas. These can also accommodate large group activities.
In Eugene, we are graced with several thousand acres of publicly-owned natural area. There are over 3,000 acres of wetlands, over 30 miles of creeks and waterways, and over 2,000 acres of upland forests, prairies, and savannas. These areas support a wide diversity of plants and wildlife, including many endangered and rare species. These areas also provide valuable ecosystem services such as water quality enhancement, flood control, soil stabilization, and many other important functions that benefit our community.
Neighborhood parks are small parks located within biking and walking distance of users and provide access to basic recreation opportunities for nearby residents, enhance neighborhood identity, and preserve neighborhood open space.