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Awbrey Park

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Features

  1. BBQ pits
  2. Horseshoe pit
  3. Parking lot
  4. Picnic tables
  5. Play area - ADA
  6. Restrooms
  7. Sports / Play field - informal
  8. Viewpoint
Awbrey Park streamDescription
Originally a Lane County park named after Lane County pioneer Milton T. Awbrey, Awbrey Park came to life in the early 1960s through many volunteers working with the Santa Clara Grange to make improvements. In 1989 the county deeded the park to the City of Eugene. Thanks to the 1998 Parks and Open Space Bond Measure, Awbrey Park received an extensive renovation in 2004, including two separate play areas, one designed for children aged 2 to 5 years, and the other designed for children aged 5 to 12 years. The playground features multiple slides, climbing structures, spring critters, swings, and a digging station.

Spring Creek runs through the wooded northeastern corner of the park, which is a haven for wildlife and native plants in this otherwise developed suburban setting. Area residents have noted over 50 species of birds in the park, including wood ducks, downy woodpeckers, Cooper's hawks, great-horned owls, western screech owls, spotted towhees, and rufous hummingbirds. Under the mature fir trees and big leaf maples one can see a variety of healthy native plants such as false Solomon's seal, thalictrum, trillium, osoberry, thimble berry, and ocean spray.

Children playing at Awbrey Park
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.

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