Parks and Open Space

COVID-19 Update

(Updated March 27, 2020)

Skateparks, outdoor sports courts and playground equipment areas closed

In accordance with Governor Brown’s executive order No. 20-12 on Mar. 23, 2020 all skateparks, outdoor sports courts and playground equipment areas are closed.  

 

Parks, paths and trails remain open for use. The executive order states that people may take part in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, biking and running, but physical distancing requirements must be followed. Groups or gatherings in parks are prohibited and individuals must remain at least 6 feet away from each other.


Signs will be posted at playgrounds, sport courts and skateparks advising of the closures. Signs encouraging physical distancing will be posted in prominent areas of recreational areas that are open for use.


Laurelwood Golf Course

Laurelwood Golf Course and Pub have suspended operations in response to concerns of public health.


Park restrooms replaced with portable toilets

To support efforts to slow or mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space has closed park restroom facilities. Portable toilets have been placed at each restroom location and will be cleaned three times a day.

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.

Park Reservations

Park reservations have been canceled through May 10. Parks and Open Space staff will contact anyone with a reservation during this time. Full refunds, including the application fee, will be issued to the applicant. We ask for your patience in receiving refunds due to volume. We will not be rescheduling any canceled events or accepting any new event applications until after May 10. On May 10, we will reevaluate the situation. Please email us for more information.

Volunteer Program

As public health recommendations continue to evolve, we are extending our volunteer program suspension through April 30, with the hope to resume event programming in May. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this date as needed. We look forward to seeing you at future events, happy and healthy.

More Information and Resources

Please visit the City of Eugene’s website at eugene-or.gov/coronavirus, and Lane County at lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information and guidance.