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2018 Bond and Levy

Parks staff has been working on everything from strengthening safety and security efforts and increasing park maintenance, to planning park renovations and the creation of new parks in underserved areas. Recreation is moving forward with big renovations and expansions of their own.


Amazon Prairie Mitigation Bank

In the summer of 2021, Eugene broke ground on its newest wetland mitigation bank, Amazon Prairie, west of the Eugene Airport. This first phase involved earthwork, seeding, and planting on over 140 acres of former ryegrass field. This fall and winter (2022) we are continuing restoration efforts through seeding and planting of more native species and monitoring success of our efforts. Over the next several years and in two phases, Eugene intends to restore a 320-acre matrix of wetland, upland prairie, and riparian habitat.


Lincoln School Park Renovation

As a result of fluctuating construction markets and bid prices we are looking at options to make our projects more flexible and to attract more contractors to submit competitive bids on our projects. This project has been delayed with expected completion in late 2023.


Santa Clara Park

With a master plan finalized, the development for this 35-acre park will begin in 2023. Development will include a large playground, dog park, restroom, walking trails, lawn, and places for community gatherings. A recent $528,000 grant will go toward supporting  construction of the soft-surface walking trails and the bike/pedestrian path connectivity through the park. Construction is anticipated for the summer of 2023 with the park opening in 2024.


Striker Field Park

This eight-acre park will include a large playground, basketball court, pickleball, pétanque, restrooms, picnic shelter, walking paths and space for community gatherings. Construction is in progress with the park opening planned for mid-2023.


Suzanne Arlie Ridgeline Trail and Access

With a master plan completed, the largest park in Eugene (515 acres) will soon include a 2-mile extension of the main Ridgeline shared-use trail and a new trailhead accessible from Lane Community College. A recent $1.2 million grant will go toward phase one of the development - the ridgeline trail connection and mountain bike amenities. Construction on phase one is expected to begin in 2024.