Parks and Open Space
Ridgeline Park System and Skinner Butte Summit Reopen After 10-day Closure
(Updated September 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.)
Due to recent rainfall and more expected, we have reopened both the entire Ridgeline Park System as well as Skinner Butte Summit in downtown Eugene as of today.
Although the fire danger level has been downgraded from extreme to high, the risk of wildfire remains and fire resources are stretched thin.
We need you to strictly adhere to the no open fires, no fireworks, and no smoking rules that apply to all of Eugene’s parks and natural areas.
Eugene Parks and Open Space is reopening park amenities as allowed by Oregon Health Authority in Phase 2.
Signs encouraging physical distancing will be posted in prominent areas of recreational areas that are open for use.
Effective July 15, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Effective July 24, this requirement includes children age 5 and up.
“Any time that you are outdoors, cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet and you are with people you don’t live with, please, please, please put on your face covering,” Governor Kate Brown said.
This includes trails, busy playgrounds and crowded parking lots.
People with a disability or medical condition that prevents safe usage of a facial covering are exempt from this requirement.
More information on face coverings.
|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||We are taking permit applications for groups of 100 or less.|
|Picnic sites and shelters||Open||First come, first served for groups of 20 or less. Larger groups require a park rental permit.|
|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|
Eugene Parks and Open Space will reopened all of the over 50 playgrounds on Friday, June 12 after receiving revised Phase 2 approval from the Governor.
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.