Donate to Parks
Donations have a great impact on the well-being of the park and open space system. We welcome your support through memorial donations, sponsorship of park assets, support of volunteer programs and estate planning bequests.
Complete the Parks Donation Inquiry Form and you will be contacted by staff.
Charitable contributions to the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space division may be tax-deductible per IRS Publication 526.
A commemorative park bench in a park is a beautiful way to honor a loved one. Complete the Donation Inquiry Form and you will be contacted by staff.
|$5,000||Place a plaque on an existing bench that is in a condition that matches our standards (i.e. metal ribbon bench, fir bench, etc.).|
|$6,500||Place a plaque on a bench that will need to be replaced either due to it being in poor condition or it not being up to our standards. |
|$8,000||Adopt a bench in a new location and concrete is not required. |
|$10,000||Adopt a bench in a new location and concrete is required. |
We have many locations where existing benches can be memorialized, including parks and natural areas, as well as previously vetted locations for new benches.
There are no benches available at the Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden.
There are commemorative tiles, not benches, currently available at the Owen Rose Garden.
Learn more about our Standard Commemorative Bench Program.
The Eugene Parks Foundation is a public-private partnership with Eugene Parks and Recreation. The mission is to connect people and resources in ways that improve parks and recreation for the enjoyment and well-being of all. As an independent 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation works to provide resources for special projects the City cannot fund, helping to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability or background, is able to enjoy Eugene’s parks and recreation services.
Past projects made successful through support of the Foundation include:
- Accessible Play at Amazon Park
- Washington Park Spray Play
- Recreation Scholarships
- Riverbank Path Wayfinding
Visit the Foundation to learn more about how you can support Parks and Recreation through the Legacy Circle, Planned Giving, Estate Bequests, our Land Fund and more.
The Friends of Hendricks Park steward Eugene’s oldest park through volunteerism and fundraising. Annual memberships, monthly donations, contributions and memorials gifts help protect and enhance Hendricks Park. Funds are used to improve trails, open up viewpoints, expand the plant nursery, create interpretive displays, and enhance volunteer and community educational activities.
Volunteers maintain trails, remove invasive plants, spruce up playgrounds, plant natives, interact directly with park guests as tour guides and docents—and so much more. Show your love for our park system by joining our outstanding team of volunteers.
Learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities.