Park Rules

two women walking with a dog on leashCity Park Rules

For everyone’s enjoyment, please observe these rules in Eugene’s parks and open spaces:

  • Park users must:
    • Keep dogs on a leash and under control at all times
    • Dispose of pet waste properly
  • Prohibited activities include:
    • Smoking of any kind
    • Possession or drinking of any alcoholic beverages (varies by park)
    • Possession of glass containers
    • Hunting, discharging of firearms or use of fireworks
    • Erecting structures
    • Operation of unauthorized vehicles
    • Littering or dumping

Violators are subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

Parks are closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Park users are responsible for following all park rules and applicable administrative orders.

Eugene Parks are Smoke-Free

The City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division wants community members to get out and enjoy the fresh air in their local parks. In 2016, we made a change to park rules that makes all parks and natural areas smoke-free.


The geocaching policy establishes procedures to facilitate and manage geocaching and letterboxing activities on City of Eugene Parks and Open Space property. This policy applies to both geocaching and letterboxing. The purpose of this policy is to protect park resources and the safety of all visitors and City staff, while providing reasonable opportunities for geocaching on Eugene public park land.


Metal Detector Permit Application 

Alton Baker Fishing Area Vehicle Access Application
Park visitors with a DMV issued Disabled Permit are eligible to park in a designated zone closer to the Alton Baker Park fishing area. The vehicle access application fee is $10 and is valid for six months. Park map with vehicle access route and parking zone.

Please contact 541-682-4800 for more information about these permits or applications.

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