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.
In Recreation, staff will be developing the final plans for renovations to Echo Hollow Pool and Campbell Community Center, followed by plans for renovations to Sheldon Pool, and the creation of a master plan and Phase 1 of a future Sports Complex.
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. Over the coming months, we will be asking for your thoughts once again as we finalize plans. Stay tuned, and thanks again for your vote of support!
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.
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.