Picture the possibilities. Plan places and spaces. Play for years to come!
Can you imagine what Eugene would be like without the riverfront parks and paths? Without Spencer Butte anchoring the Ridgeline Trail? Without Amazon Pool or Petersen Barn? Without the Delta Ponds or West Eugene Wetlands?
We have past generations to thank for these places. How do we build on this legacy?
What will future generations thank us for?
PARKS and RECreate is a process to plan for the future and identify priorities for the next 10-20 years of parks and recreation in Eugene by:
Addressing current problems
Preparing for future population growth and trends
Creating a vision to benefit current and future generations
What We Heard From You
Four principles reflect what the community has told us they want from their Parks and Recreation system:
Care for and make the most of what we have: Provide safe, clean and fun Parks and Recreation facilities, and enhance their value for the community to enjoy.
Serve the entire community: Provide equitable and welcoming access to Parks and Recreation facilities, regardless of neighborhood, culture, ability or income.
Create more connections: Build on Eugene’s strong foundation of connected open spaces and trail networks by completing and making new connections at the regional, city and neighborhood levels.
Build better partnerships: Forge new relationships and reinvent old partnerships across all sectors—community health and social services, land use and transportation, education, arts and culture and economic development.
Based on these themes, we have some ideas to share. Look through these pages and get involved. Let us know what you think. The future of our parks and recreation is in your hands!
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