Parks and Open Space

thank you voters

Thank you, community members, for voicing your strong support for the future of Eugene Parks and Rec. The bond and levy have passed! Now parks staff will begin 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.

These are just the first steps in a much larger 30 year System Plan that was created based on feedback you’ve given us over the last three years.

Check out what's happening in Parks and Open Space

Help Create Eugene's Downtown Riverfront Park

Over the next few months, the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division and the design consultant team led by Walker Macy are seeking community input at a series of public meetings to inform the design of Eugene's Downtown Riverfront Park.

Eugene Outdoors Volunteers Make a Difference

Eugene Outdoors, the Parks and Open Space volunteer program, has released its 2017 Year in Review. Visit to read some of the highlights, accomplishments and stories that shaped the past year and get a peek at goals for the current year.

Bring the Beat to Amazon Park

Join the Eugene Parks Foundation in completing the fully-inclusive vision at Amazon Community Park of music for all. Learn more at

The Newest Section of the Ridgeline Trail Open

Celebrate the Ridgeline Trail System's newest addition. The recently-completed 1.3 mile shared-use trail opens up the new 250-acre Wild Iris Ridge Park in Southwest Eugene for all to enjoy.

The grand opening celebration took place on Tuesday, October 24. Mayor Vinis officially opened the trail at 11 a.m., and guests then explored the park on their own or took a tour with members of the Eugene Parks ecological services team to learn more about how the site was transformed and what's up next.

See the new Ridgeline Trail Map for details about the new trail and the entire Ridgeline Trail System.

Skinner Butte Habitat Enhancement

Skinner Butte Park is getting some much needed attention. Learn about an ongoing project to reduce wildfire risk and improve the natural areas on the east, south and west sides of the butte.

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