Parks and Open Space

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Check out what’s happening in Parks and Open Space


Ridgeline Tie Trail Temporary Closure

The Tie Trail segment of the Ridgeline Trail System is temporarily closed for construction through August. The trail segment will be closed to the public on weekdays from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for contractors to reconstruct some trail features and resurface approximately 3,300 feet of trail. The trail will be open after 4 p.m. and on weekends. 


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

This summer Eugene breaks ground on its newest wetland mitigation bank, Amazon Prairie, west of the Eugene Airport. This first phase involves earthwork, seeding, and planting on over 140 acres of former ryegrass field. Over the next several years and in two phases, Eugene intends to restore a 320-acre matrix of wetland, upland prairie, and riparian habitat.


Berkeley Park Renovation

This park renovation will features an expanded playground with all new equipment, a sand play area, a picnic plaza with new furniture as well as an expanded lawn and continuous, accessible looped path. Scheduled to be completed in 2021.


Downtown Riverfront Park

With broad river views, new bicycle and pedestrian paths, seating and overlooks, this three-acre park will be the heart of the riverfront redevelopment. Join us in August 2021 for grand opening celebrations.


Lincoln School Park Renovation

Careful root probing on the site last year uncovered numerous large roots from mature maples prompting the planning team to rework the design to preserve the trees. After this delay, construction is scheduled for this summer with completion planned in fall 2021.


Pre’s Rock Safety Improvements

Since the death of Olympic Runner Steve Prefontaine in 1975 in a car accident on Skyline Drive, the large rock adjacent to the site has served as a living memorial to his greatness. The City-owned memorial site continues to be heavily visited by athletes from around the world who regard Prefontaine as an icon of running history and athletic achievement. With major international track and field events soon to arrive in Eugene’s newly constructed Hayward Field, the City has designed a set of safety improvements for the area to avoid large crowds standing in the driving lanes of Skyline Drive. An expanded sidewalk and clear designation of Pre’s Rock as a memorial site will provide safer places for visitors to stand, sit and place personal items that are a regular feature of the memorial site.


Santa Clara Park, Phase 1

With a master plan finalized, the first phase of development for this 35-acre park will begin in 2022. Development will include a large playground, dog park, restroom, walking trails, lawn, and places for community gatherings. 


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. Scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.


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.

COVID-19 Update

(Updated June 2, 2021)


Masks Outdoors

Masks are no longer required outdoors.  

More information on mask guidance. 


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 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 fountainsgreen checkmarkOn
Park rental permitsyellow exclamation markPartialLimitations based on Lane County risk level apply.
Picnic sites and sheltersyellow exclamation markPartialLimitations based on Lane County risk level apply.
Playgrounds and play areasgreen checkmarkOpenPlaygrounds will not be sanitized. Please read recommendations for park users below.
Restroomsgreen checkmarkOpen
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.
Parks and Open Space Officered xClosedIn-person lobby services have been suspended. Please call 541-682-4800 for assistance between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F


More Information and Resources

Please visit the City of Eugene’s website at eugene-or.gov/coronavirus, and Lane County at lanecounty.org/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information and guidance.