Downtown Riverfront Park
- Bike / Pedestrian path
- Drinking fountains
- Electrical outlets
- Off street bike / pedestrian path
- Performance space
- Public art
After decades of visioning, the City of Eugene has fulfilled a long-held goal of turning the former EWEB utility operations yard into a vibrant, active, and accessible riverfront park that reconnects Downtown to the Willamette River and serves as a regional destination. The three-acre Downtown Riverfront Park is urban in character balanced by riverbank and habitat enhancements.
The park design, which included input from thousands of community members, features broad river views, new bicycle and pedestrian paths, covered seating and overlooks.
Funding for the Downtown Riverfront Park development comes from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond, Urban Renewal Agency funds and Public Works capital funds. Ongoing maintenance of the park is being funded by the 2018 Parks and Recreation Levy. For more information on the rest of the Downtown Riverfront projects, including the neighborhood and Steam Plant redevelopment, visit eugene-or.gov/Riverfront.
- 3 acres
- City Central Region
- Downtown Neighborhood Assocation
Award-Winning Park Design
- 2022 Honor Award, General Design - American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- 2022 Oregon People's Choice Award, Landscape - American Institute of Architects (AIA), Willamette Valley
These professional associations recognize and celebrate landscape design and architecture throughout the Willamette Valley and beyond.
With the recent opening of the Downtown Riverfront Park, we are turning our attention to the adjacent future plaza space. Plaza design will be completed in 2023, with one year of construction anticipated to begin in Spring of 2024. When the riverfront property is fully developed, the one-acre park plaza will be nestled between multi-family housing buildings and a restaurant.
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