Parks and Open Space

COVID-19 Update

(Updated November 16, 2020)

Statewide Two-Week Freeze

In accordance with Governor Brown's statewide two-week Freeze from November 18 through December 2, we have made the following changes:

  • The Rhododendron Garden and Native Plant Garden at Hendricks Park and the Owen Rose Garden are closed.
  • Community gardens are open for harvesting produce.
  • All volunteer events during this period have been canceled. 
  • We are not taking park rental applications for dates within the two-week freeze.


Face coverings are strongly encouraged and are mandatory if 6 feet of distance is not maintained – inside or outside. This includes paths, trails, playgrounds and crowded parking lots. 

More information on face coverings.

Parks, paths and trailsgreen checkmarkOpen
Basketball courtsgreen checkmarkOpen

Please play only with members of your own household.

Community gardensyellow exclamation mark
PartialCommunity gardens are open for harvesting produce.
Disc golfgreen checkmarkOpen
Dog off-leash areasgreen checkmarkOpen
Drinking fountainsgreen checkmarkOn
Floral gardensred x
ClosedThe Rhododendron Garden and Native Plant Garden at Hendricks Park and the Owen Rose Garden are closed.
Park rental permitsyellow exclamation markPartialWe are not taking rental permits for dates between November 18 - December 2.
Picnic sites and sheltersyellow exclamation markPartialNo more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households.
Playgrounds and play areasgreen checkmarkOpenPlaygrounds will not be sanitized. Please read recommendations for park users below.
Restroomsgreen checkmarkOpen
Skateparksgreen checkmarkOpen
Tennis/pickleball courtsgreen checkmarkOpenSingles play only, doubles with members of household.
Volunteer Program Eventsyellow exclamation markPartialAll events between November 18-December 2 have been canceled.
Parks and Open Space Officered xClosedIn-person lobby services have been suspended. Please call 541-682-4800 for assistance between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F


Playground equipment will not be sanitized by Parks staff. We recommend park visitors follow the guidance below:

  • Wash hands before and after visiting a playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes for personal use on any surfaces touched.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Sand play areas remain closed.

Benches and other structures

Staff is unable to sanitize benches or other structures so it is recommended that the public avoid these high-touch surfaces.

More Information and Resources

Please visit the City of Eugene’s website at, and Lane County at for the most up-to-date information and guidance.