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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Campbell Community Center Update

Campbell Construction Exterior

The finish line is in sight for Eugene Rec’s first bond project.

Construction started on the much-anticipated Campbell Community Center expansion and renovation on Feb. 24, and since then we have avidly watched as a brand-new wing emerged from the north lawn nearest the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail.

Campbell exterior constructionWe can’t wait for it to be done and to show all of you what Campbell has to offer. The second oldest senior center on the west coast has seen many changes since it was first gifted to the City in the 1960s, but over the last six months Campbell has been getting its biggest addition and renovation to make it a home for Eugene’s seniors for decades to come. We think Celeste Campbell would be proud to see this continued investment in her legacy.

Excavation for the 5,745 square-foot expansion was the first thing to be completed, as crews laid the foundation for the wing that will include new opportunities for senior fitness classes. The complete project will include a brightly lit great hall that overlooks the path and the river. Adding fitness space at Campbell has always been a top priority for Eugene Rec, and the addition will have a fitness center and exercise rooms. Also included in the project are enhancements to the current building, including an improved entrance, a new courtyard, a reconstructed lobby and a larger arts room.

Campbell interiorAll of these have seen significant progress as we approach the final few months of the renovation. The HVAC system has been updated and the plumbing and tiling are completed. The new reception and lounge area are nearing completion and a crew is preparing to paint the interior in the coming month.

Another sign that things are progressing? The temporary wall that divided the old building and the new addition will be removed soon.

All of this is part of the broader Eugene Parks and Rec System Plan. Voters approved a $38.35 million bond and $3.15 million levy in May 2018 to fund these projects and more. To learn more about the System Plan and the progress of other bond projects, please visit our website.

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