Parks and Rec System Plan
What's in store for the next 30 years of Parks and Rec in Eugene
The Parks and Recreation System Plan is a 30-year strategic plan with implementation recommendations for the first 10 years. The plan includes new parks and trails, improved access to the Willamette River, revitalized pools and community centers, and more recreation opportunities in underserved areas.
More than 12,000 Eugeneans helped shape the plan during a vigorous and inclusive outreach process that garnered two citizen engagement awards for the City.
A draft Executive Summary is available here. Click the image below to view the full report. See the column to the right for a list of printable reports.
On February 12, 2018, Eugene City Council voted in favor of referring two funding measures to the May 2018 ballot.
One is a levy that would fund improved park and natural area maintenance activities such as increased garbage collection, trail maintenance, and response to illicit activities, as well as improved restroom access and weekend maintenance. To learn more see the proposed Operations and Maintenance funded activities.
The second is a bond measure to fund new and improved parks and recreation services and facilities. To learn more see the list of Capital Projects under consideration.
For more information, watch the City Council Work Session presentation by POS and Recreation on funding recommendations.
|Amount||$3.15 mil||$39.35 mil|
|Tax Rate (5-year average)||$0.19||$0.26|
|Annual Cost for Typical Household (5-year average)||$41.00||$58.00||$99.00|
|Monthly Cost for Typical Household (5-year average)||$3.40||$4.80||$8.30|
The sizing of the operations and maintenance levy takes into account the timing of the operations and maintenance expenditures, inflation for future costs, and discounts and delinquencies in property tax payments. The funding need under either of the potential levy options would be phased in over time.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Little Red and the Pop-up as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas in Government initiative. Little Red spontaneously popped up at 40 community hubs throughout Eugene at events, parks and retail parking lots, successfully reaching more than 4,000 residents in its first two summers of operation.
The State of Oregon’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee selected the City of Eugene as a recipient of the esteemed Achievement in Community Engagement (ACE) Award in recognition of the Latino/a community focused engagement efforts.