Parks and Open Space

COVID-19 Update

(Updated June 12, 2020)

Eugene Parks and Open Space is reopening park amenities as allowed by Oregon Health Authority in Phase 2. 

Visitors are still required, under the Stay Home, Stay Save Lives order, to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between others.

Signs encouraging physical distancing will be posted in prominent areas of recreational areas that are open for use.

Parks, paths and trailsgreen checkmarkOpen
Basketball courtsgreen checkmarkOpen

Limit contact among players as much as possible. Disinfect shared equipment regularly.

Community gardensgreen checkmarkOpen
Disc golfgreen checkmarkOpen
Dog off-leash areasgreen checkmarkOpen
Drinking fountainsred xClosed
Park rental permitsyellow exclamation mark
PartialWe are taking permit applications for groups of 100 or less.
Picnic sites and sheltersgreen checkmarkOpenFirst come, first served for groups of 20 or less. Larger groups require a park rental permit - see above.
Playgrounds and play areasgreen checkmark
OpenPlaygrounds will not be sanitized. Please read recommendations for park users below.
Restroomsgreen checkmark
Skateparksgreen checkmarkOpen
Tennis/pickleball courtsgreen checkmarkOpenSingles play only, doubles with members of household. Don’t share tennis balls.
Volunteer Program Eventsyellow exclamation markPartialRegular weekly and monthly events have resumed with enhanced safety protocols. RSVPs are required.


Eugene Parks and Open Space will reopened all of the over 50 playgrounds on Friday, June 12 after receiving revised Phase 2 approval from the Governor.

Playground equipment will not be sanitized by Parks staff. We recommend park visitors follow the guidance below:

  • Wash hands before and after visiting a playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes for personal use on any surfaces touched.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Sand play areas remain closed.

Benches and other structures

Staff is unable to sanitize benches or other structures so it is recommended that the public avoid these high-touch surfaces.

Urban Forestry

The Urban Forestry permitting program has been temporarily paused for work that is not related to construction. This includes pruning, removal and planting permits. Permitting will likely resume in the fall. Urban Forestry will still be addressing hazard trees and emergency requests. If you have questions, please contact 541-682-4800.


At this time, non-hazard inspection requests are experiencing delays of more than 48 hours. We appreciate your patience and will respond to requests as soon as possible.

More Information and Resources

Please visit the City of Eugene’s website at, and Lane County at for the most up-to-date information and guidance.