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Posted on: June 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Beat the Heat

As temperatures rise, the City of Eugene invites individuals to cool off in air conditioned libraries, community centers, swimming pools and parks.

City of Eugene Recreation pools offer great relief from the heat. Amazon Pool is closed Fri., June 26 – Sun., June 28, but Sheldon and Echo Hollow Pools are offering 2-for-1 recreational swims all three days. The pool locations, hours of rec swims and phone numbers are as follows:

Amazon Pool CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC June 26-28 for a swim meet
Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd.,M-F:1:10-3:40 p.m.;7-8:30 p.m. M-F; Su: 1:15-3 p.m., 541-682-5525Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Dr.M-F:1:40-3:40 p.m.; MW 7:35-8:30 p.m.; F:7:30-8:30 p.m.; Sa: Noon-2 p.m.

For more information on pool schedules and fees, visit or call (541) 682-5525.

All three Eugene Public Library locations are air conditioned. The hours of operation are:

  • The Downtown Library, 100 West 10th Ave., is open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., M-Th, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. F-Su. Open late on Friday, July 3 10 a.m. – 8 p.m
  • The Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., and Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., are open 2 p.m – 8 p.m. Tues, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. W & Th, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F & Sa; closed Sundays.

The City operates five community centers that are air conditioned. The hours of operation and locations of those centers are:

  • Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F
  • Campbell Center, 155 High St. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
  • Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., M-F
  • Petersen Barn Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F
  • River House Center, 301 No. Adams St., Noon – 4 p.m., M-F

Spray play areas in City parks are a cooling resource, as well. Spray play areas are located in the following parks:

  • Fairmount
  • Friendly
  • Gilham
  • Oakmont
  • Skinner Butte RiverPlay Playground
  • Washington

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