- Public Works
- Parks and Open Space
- Current Projects
Engaging the Black Community in Planning
In an effort to build trust, be accountable for the past, and create inclusive and welcoming parks that address issues of inequity, the City of Eugene is collaborating with Black community members to design improvements to Mattie Reynolds Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, and Alton Baker Park.
Amazon Prairie Mitigation Bank
In the summer of 2021, Eugene broke ground on its newest wetland mitigation bank, Amazon Prairie, west of the Eugene Airport. This first phase involved earthwork, seeding, and planting on over 140 acres of former ryegrass field. This fall and winter (2022) we are continuing restoration efforts through seeding and planting of more native species and monitoring success of our efforts. Over the next several years and in two phases, Eugene intends to restore a 320-acre matrix of wetland, upland prairie, and riparian habitat.
Delta Ponds Ludwigia Control
Ludwigia is a dangerous invasive plant threatening Delta Ponds with the potential to spread downstream and invade the Willamette watershed. The City of Eugene's integrated approach to controlling Ludwigia has been able to reduce this invasive aquatic weed by over 90%, however control is an on-going effort to prevent it from taking over again.
Lincoln School Park Renovation
This tiny pocket park packs a variety of recreational opportunities into a small site. This park is located on 12th Avenue near the county fairgrounds. As a result of fluctuating construction markets and bid prices we are looking at options to make our projects more flexible and to attract more contractors to submit competitive bids on our projects. This project has been delayed with expected completion in late 2023.
Mattie Reynolds Park
This 5.25-acre park located in the Churchill neighborhood will be the first newly developed park in the southwest region in over 15 years.
Martin Luther King Jr Park
This small, less than 1-acre urban park is tucked into the Far West neighborhood. It was constructed in 1982 with Community Development Block Grant Funds.
Riverfront Park Plaza
Plaza design will be completed in 2023, with one year of construction anticipated to begin in Spring of 2024. When the riverfront property is fully developed, the one-acre park plaza will be nestled between multi-family housing buildings and a restaurant.
Santa Clara Park Master Plan
With a master plan finalized, the development for this 35-acre park will begin in 2023. Development will include a large playground, restroom, walking trails, lawn, and places for community gatherings. A recent $528,000 grant will go toward supporting construction of the soft-surface walking trails and the bike/pedestrian path connectivity through the park. Construction is anticipated for the summer of 2023 with the park opening in 2024.
Scobert Gardens Park Renovation
The 1.2 acre Scobert Gardens Park was created in 1983 with a Community Development Block Grant, along with many hours of volunteer labor and energy. The park is located in the Whiteaker neighborhood at 1180 W. 4th Street.
Striker Field Park Development
This eight-acre park will include a large playground, basketball court, pickleball, pétanque, restrooms, picnic shelter, walking paths and space for community gatherings. Construction is in progress with the park opening planned for mid-2023.
Suzanne Arlie Park Master Plan
With a master plan completed, the largest park in Eugene (515 acres) will soon include a 2-mile extension of the main Ridgeline shared-use trail and a new trailhead accessible from Lane Community College. A recent $1.2 million grant will go toward phase one of the development - the ridgeline trail connection and mountain bike amenities. Construction on phase one is expected to begin in 2024.
Additional 2018 Bond Projects
Additional 2018 bond funded projects in progress. View all projects on an interactive map.