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Suzanne Arlie Park

Subfacility of Ridgeline Trail System

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Features

  1. Undeveloped natural area
Description
Suzanne Arlie Park is Eugene’s largest single park at 515 acres. The expansive area includes rare prairie and oak habitats, and offers views of Spencer Butte. It is still a relatively wild and remote site, with limited access due to the fact that it is mostly surrounded by private land.

While the Ridgeline Trail may not be built through Suzanne Arlie Park for several years, visitors can access the park through a public easement located south of Lane Community College’s southeastern parking lot, off of Eldon Schafer Drive. The easement begins near the cell phone tower and follows an informal trail, eventually joining the park’s existing gravel road network, which can be used to explore the park’s wild reaches. This network crosses private property, so please respect all signage and fencing. Please also comply with campus hours and rules if accessing the park through Lane Community College.

Learn about the master planning process for the park and see a map of the public access route

Through Community Assistance funding from the Bureau of Land Management, we have made extensive habitat and fuels reduction improvements to reduce wildfire risk, and to begin to restore prairie and oak habitats at this park.

New Ridgeline parks
The City of Eugene has acquired additional natural areas in the Ridgeline Park system, including Suzanne Arlie Park, with a goal of providing uninterrupted trails and habitat across the system and beyond—from Fern Ridge Reservoir in the west to Mount Pisgah in the east. This supports the Ridgeline Area Open Space Vision and Action Plan, as well as the larger vision of the Rivers to Ridges Partnership, which consists of 16 conservation organizations and agencies committed to protecting and enhancing the region’s land and water resources.

  • 515 acres
  • South region

Volunteer
Help activate the power of parks by getting involved with our Eugene Outdoors volunteer program. Learn new skills, meet great people, and improve the quality of life in Eugene by helping to care for our parks and open spaces.

Contacts
  • Parks planner: Philip Richardson, Landscape Architect
    Ph: 541-682-4906
  • Natural area operations supervisor: Jesse Cary-Hobbs
    Ph: 541-682-4826
  • Eugene Outdoors natural area volunteer coordinator: Carrie Karl
    Ph: 541-682-4850

Documents
Ridgeline Trail Map