Parks and Open Space
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Thank you to the community for passing the the Eugene Parks and Rec Operations and Maintenance Levy 20-343 in May 2023. This levy renewal maintains the core services provided under the 2018 levy with an increase in funding for recreation fitness and wellness programming, park safety measures and cleanup response for park rule violations.
In 2018, Eugene voters overwhelmingly passed a five-year capital bond. In FY23, Park staff continued to oversee the completion of new parks and major renovations at existing parks with the use of bond funds. Of 37 bond-projects, 28 (75 percent) are complete or underway.
Located a block north of the Fairgrounds on 12th Avenue, construction on this park renovation will start in December 2023 and continue through summer 2024. New park amenities will include paths, park furniture, a new playground, an adult fitness area and more.
With a master plan finalized, the development for this 35-acre park will begin soon. Development will include a large playground, restroom, walking trails, lawn, and places for community gatherings. A recent $528,000 grant will go toward supporting construction of the soft-surface walking trails and the bike/pedestrian path connectivity through the park.
Now open! This new eight-acre park now features a large playground, basketball court, pickleball, pétanque, restrooms, picnic shelter, walking paths and space for community gatherings.
With a master plan completed, the largest park in Eugene (515 acres) will soon include a 2-mile extension of the main Ridgeline shared-use trail and a new trailhead accessible from Lane Community College. A recent $1.2 million grant will go toward phase one of the development - the ridgeline trail connection and mountain bike amenities. Construction on phase one is expected to begin in 2024.