Parks and Open Space
Masks are not required if an individual:
- Is outdoors and engaged in activity alone or only with members of their own household, in an uncrowded private or public space.
- Is outdoors and is fully vaccinated. This exception DOES NOT apply:
- In crowded areas or at large gatherings where it is difficult to maintain physical distance including but not limited to event areas, venues and large social gatherings like parades, graduation ceremonies or wedding receptions, in which case a mask, or face covering or face shield must be worn.
- To outdoor workplaces or worksites, in which case a mask, face covering, or face shield must be worn by workers.
- Is fully vaccinated, or is unvaccinated but at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease, and is with others who are fully vaccinated, in accordance with the following:
- In private at-home social gatherings indoors or outdoors, individuals who are fully vaccinated may visit with others who are fully vaccinated without masks, face coverings or face shields, and without physical distancing.
- In private at-home social gatherings indoors or outdoors, individuals who are fully vaccinated may visit with individuals from one other household who are not fully vaccinated without masks, face coverings or face shields, and without physical distancing, as long as the unvaccinated individuals are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
- These exceptions to the mask, face covering, or face shield requirement ARE NOT applicable to workplaces.
- When inside a private residence with individuals outside of your household, and all individuals are not fully vaccinated, it is still safest for everyone to wear a mask, face covering or face shield.
Temporary Urban Camping in Parks
In order to support community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Eugene has temporarily adjusted its enforcement process around prohibited camping in order to help people maintain recommended physical distancing while reducing the need to move around the community. These adjustments align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health. Learn more about these temporary updates.
|Parks, paths and trails||Open|
Limit contact among players as much as possible. Disinfect shared equipment regularly.
|Dog off-leash areas||Open|
|Park rental permits||Partial||Limitations based on Lane County risk level apply.|
|Picnic sites and shelters||Partial||Limitations based on Lane County risk level apply.|
|Playgrounds and play areas||Open||Playgrounds will not be sanitized. Please read recommendations for park users below.|
|Tennis/pickleball courts||Open||Singles play only, doubles with members of household. Don’t share tennis balls.|
|Volunteer Program Events||Partial||Regular weekly and monthly events have resumed with enhanced safety protocols. RSVPs are required.|
|Parks and Open Space Office||Closed||In-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:
- Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of 5 years old if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
- 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.