Alton Baker Park
- BMX track
- Boat launch
- Disc Golf
- Dog park
- Electrical outlets
- Exercise stations
- Looped path
- Parking lot
- Performance space
- Picnic tables
- Public art
- Shared-use trail
- Sports / Play field - informal
Alton Baker Park, Eugene’s largest developed park, is home to dozens of recreational features and facilities serving the City of Eugene since 1959. The park is made up of two major areas: the more developed West Alton Baker Park, and the 237-acre Whilamut Natural Area.
- 373 acres (total owned by the City of Eugene)
- North region
- Harlow Neighbors
Oregon Football Gameday Parking
During Oregon football home games, the three paved lots near the entrance of the park (green and yellow lots shown in map below) are used for gameday parking. The lots are managed by Reef Parking. The cost is $20 per game (credit cards only, no cash). Season passes are available at the first two home games. Parking passes can only be purchased in person at the park gate on game day, they are not available in advance.
2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy
An upgrade of existing lighting in Alton Baker Park funded by the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond focused on the western loop of Pre’s Trail. The lighting system utilizes energy efficient LED technology and minimizes adverse impacts to habitat and wildlife by using warmer temperature lighting. This work was completed in November 2021. As new bond projects are completed and transition to park operations stewardship, levy funds from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Levy provide for their maintenance.
West Alton Baker Park
Located immediately east of the Ferry Street Bridge along the north bank of the Willamette River, West Alton Baker Park has had a long history of development, first under the jurisdiction of Lane County Parks Department, and more recently under the jurisdiction of the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division. The original 20-acre parcel was purchased by Lane County in 1881, however most of the park land was acquired by Lane County Parks between 1959 and 1964.
The current size of the park is approximately 413 acres, including 40 acres (Eastgate Woodlands) which are owned and managed by Willamalane Park and Recreation District. The park is named after Alton F. Baker, co-founder of the Eugene Register Guard, who was involved in park acquisition issues, and was instrumental in acquiring both this park and Maurie Jacobs Park.
Alton Baker Park contains many unique facilities and special features. Here are links to further information about a few of them:
- Cuthbert Amphitheater
- Nobel Peace Laureate Project
- Whilamut Natural Area
- Citizen Planning Committee
- Hays Tree Garden
- Native Plant Nursery
Help activate the power of parks by getting involved with our 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.
The Native Plant Nursery has unique volunteer opportunities for community members who would like to actively participate in the full cycle of habitat restoration.
Park RentalsInterested in reserving facilities at this location? View the park amenities, rental rates and available dates here. Learn more about the park rental process.
- Volunteer Program (email)
- Park Rentals
- Parks Planning: Mark Kosmos, Landscape Architect
- Park Rental Flyer
- West Alton Baker Park Development Plan
- East Alton Baker Park Plan
- East Alton Baker Park Plan - Appendix
- Whilamut Natural Area Restoration and Management Plan
- Whilamut Natural Area Restoration and Management Plan - Maps
Short URL to this page: www.eugene-or.gov/altonbakerpark