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Alton Baker Park


  1. BMX track
  2. Boat launch
  3. Disc Golf
  4. Dog park
  5. Electrical outlets
  6. Exercise stations
  7. Fishing
  8. Looped path
  9. Parking lot
  10. Performance space
  11. Picnic tables
  12. Public art
  13. Restrooms
  14. Shared-use trail
  15. Shelter
  16. Sports / Play field - informal
Alton Baker park bridgeDescription
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.
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

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 shelterAlton Baker Park contains many unique facilities and special features. Here are links to further information about a few of them:
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