Parks and Open Space
Effective July 15, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Effective July 24, this requirement includes children age 5 and up.
This includes trails, busy playgrounds and crowded parking lots.
Temporary Urban Camping in Parks
In order to support community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Eugene has temporarily adjusted its enforcement process around prohibited camping in order to help people maintain recommended physical distancing while reducing the need to move around the community. These adjustments align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health. Learn more about these temporary updates.
|Parks, paths and trails||Open|
Limit contact among players as much as possible. Disinfect shared equipment regularly.
|Dog off-leash areas||Open|
|Park rental permits||Partial||Limitations based on Lane County risk level apply.|
|Picnic sites and shelters||Partial||Limitations based on Lane County risk level apply.|
|Playgrounds and play areas||Open||Playgrounds will not be sanitized. Please read recommendations for park users below.|
|Tennis/pickleball courts||Open||Singles play only, doubles with members of household. Don’t share tennis balls.|
|Volunteer Program Events||Partial||Regular weekly and monthly events have resumed with enhanced safety protocols. RSVPs are required.|
|Parks and Open Space Office||Closed||In-person lobby services have been suspended. Please call 541-682-4800 for assistance between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F|
Playground equipment will not be sanitized by Parks staff. We recommend park visitors follow the guidance below:
- Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of 5 years old if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
- 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.