Suzanne Arlie Park Master Plan


Master Planning Process on hold until Spring 2017

The master planning process for Suzanne Arlie Park has been put on hold until next spring due to limited staff resources and the higher priority need for the POS Division to complete our new Parks and Recreation System Plan.

However, a great deal of the planning work has been completed, including the first round of public surveys and feedback, habitat inventory and assessment, and extensive site mapping, analysis and evaluation. 

Additionally, removal of invasive and dense vegetation, such as blackberry brambles and scotch broom, has significantly reduced the wildfire threat to the park. This fuels reduction work, funded by a large grant from the Bureau of Land Management, has had the added benefit of allowing access into portions of the site that were previously unreachable.

The original project schedule called for the second public meeting to be held in fall 2016 followed by plan adoption by the end of the year. The new schedule is to pick up the project again following substantial completion of the System Plan, which will most likely be during the spring of 2017.  Considering all the work that has been done to date, when the Suzanne Arlie master plan work is picked up again in 2017, it should proceed relatively rapidly towards completion and adoption.

For more information about the System Plan:
Parks and Recreation System Plan Project Webpage


Site Access
Several guided site tours were given in May and June. Site access is currently limited and can be a challenging hike for those not prepared. 
Site Tour Handout Map

Please be forewarned that there is a tremendous amount of poison-oak throughout the site, as well as blackberry thickets and wood ticks. Since the property boundaries are not completely marked, it is easy to trespass unintentionally.

If you attempt to access the site, please stay on the legal access routes and be respectful of neighbors and surrounding private property.



Web Survey


During the Spring and Summer of 2016, an eight  question web survey created by the Parks and Open Space Division was open for input. A total of 617 individual responses were collected.
Suzanne Arlie Master Plan Public Survey Results


First Public Meeting


The first public meeting to develop a new Master Plan for Suzanne Arlie Park was held on May 10. 
Site history, background information and maps were presented, along with notice of the initial web survey. Participants also had the opportunity to sign up for guided site tours.

Powerpoint Presentation from the first meeting

For background site information, please see links at the bottom of this page.

Suzanne Arlie Park
Suzanne Arlie Park is the largest park in Eugene’s park system. It consists of 516 acres in southeast Eugene, just south of Lane Community College. Purchased in two separate transactions, 200 acres in 2008 and another 315 acres in 2011, the park has made possible a key ridgeline trail connection between Mt. Baldy and I-5. Although a master plan was completed as a requirement of the purchase agreement for the initial 200 acres, the plan became outdated once the park more than doubled in size with the second acquisition. POS has begun background work towards an updated master plan, and the first public meeting will be held soon. Check back here for updates.

Further information about the site is available through the links below:

SAP_Aerial_Context_Perspective

Suzanne Arlie Park - Aerial Context Perspective
Suzanne Arlie Park - Site Context Map (4MB)
Suzanne Arlie Park - Existing Conditions Map (8MP)
Suzanne Arlie Park - Background and Preliminary Site Overview (8MB)
Historical Aerial Photo Sequence (5MB)
General Land Office Historical Survey Maps (8 MB)

For more information contact:


Project Manager, Philip Richardson, Landscape Architect, 541-682-4906
Please send Philip an email if you would like to be put on our interested parties mailing list to be kept abreast of project updates!