Playground RenovationWith funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy, Tugman Park playground received a major renovation in 2019. Fun new features include:
- All new playground equipment including two play structures
- A type of swing for both caregivers and kids to share
- Climbing rocks and mushrooms
- Track rides, fun spinners and spring riders
- A brand new sand play area
After the renovation work was completed in 2019, there remains an additional $355,000 in funding from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond. These dollars will be used for additional renovations in the park by 2024.
Tugman Park is one of Eugene’s largest neighborhood parks. Located on the west side of Hilyard Street from 36th to 38th Avenue, the first parcel of the park was purchased in 1939. Originally known as South Amazon Park, it was renamed in honor of William M. Tugman, editor of the Register Guard from 1927-1954.
The southern portion of the park is the site of a former municipal burning dump. It was in use from around 1925 to the summer of 1951. Remediation of the landfill happened in the mid-1990s under direction from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
In 2002 a relatively high-quality natural area formerly named “Fawn Lily Rise” was added to the northwest corner of the park.
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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. To reserve the ball field at this location, contact Athletics at 541-682-5409.