Parks and Open Space

Parks and Open Space Annual Report

The Eugene Parks and Open Space Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report is here! Learn about the programs, accomplishments and partnerships that were made possible through our dedicated staff and the support of our wonderful community. Download Annual Report PDF

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2023 Parks and Recreation Levy

Thank you to the community for passing the the Eugene Parks and Rec Operations and Maintenance Levy 20-343 in May 2023. This levy renewal maintains the core services provided under the 2018 levy with an increase in funding for recreation fitness and wellness programming, park safety measures and cleanup response for park rule violations.

2018 Parks and Recreation Bond

In 2018, Eugene voters overwhelmingly passed a five-year capital bond. In FY23, Park staff continued to oversee the completion of new parks and major renovations at existing parks with the use of bond funds. Of 37 bond-projects, 28 (75 percent) are complete or underway.

Lincoln School Park Renovation

Located a block north of the Fairgrounds on 12th Avenue, construction on this park renovation will start in December 2023 and continue through summer 2024. New park amenities will include paths, park furniture, a new playground, an adult fitness area and more.

Santa Clara Park

With a master plan finalized, the development for this 35-acre park will begin soon. Development will include a large playground, restroom, walking trails, lawn, and places for community gatherings. A recent $528,000 grant will go toward supporting  construction of the soft-surface walking trails and the bike/pedestrian path connectivity through the park.

Striker Field Park

Now open! This new eight-acre park now features a large playground, basketball court, pickleball, pétanque, restrooms, picnic shelter, walking paths and space for community gatherings. 

Suzanne Arlie Ridgeline Trail and Access

With a master plan completed, the largest park in Eugene (515 acres) will soon include a 2-mile extension of the main Ridgeline shared-use trail and a new trailhead accessible from Lane Community College. A recent $1.2 million grant will go toward phase one of the development - the ridgeline trail connection and mountain bike amenities. Construction on phase one is expected to begin in 2024.