Vibrant Downtown Eugene

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Improving Eugene's Downtown and Urban Parks


Exciting changes are happening downtown. We’ve seen new businesses opening, buildings filled with active uses, more people living downtown and more jobs — more than $250 million in public and private investments in our downtown. We are continuing to build on those successes with improvements to downtown infrastructure, public safety, social services and events. This summer will be a great time to visit downtown!
  1. Attractions
  2. Safety
  3. Social Services
  4. Calendar
Fiesta Cultural in Broadway Plaza

This summer, downtown will be chock full of opportunities for fun and entertainment! Go to the Downtown Events calendar for the full list of city events.

The Park Blocks, Broadway Plaza (Kesey Square), and the Plazas at the Library and Hult Center will be filled all summer long with music, dance and artistic performance with a new HiFi Street Performance Series, the NOW! Performing Arts Series, Fridays at the Park Blocks and pARTy on the Plaza.

Plus, check out Movies in the Park Blocks every Thursday night in August and chess tournaments in Broadway Plaza (Kesey Square) during Slow Motion Sundays. To keep you satisfied during all the great entertainment, you’ll want to visit the food trucks in the Park Blocks and Broadway Plaza.

Sunday Streets brings a parade and afternoon of car-free celebration to downtown July 30. The event kicks off Eugene Walls presented by 20x21, a week of seven new murals by internationally-renowned street artists.

What's Happening Downtown?

  1. Tai Chi in the Park Blocks
    Summer in the Park Blocks 

    Free events throughout the day, all summer long!
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  2. Downtown Officers
    Meet the Downtown Safety Team 

    City teams are working hard to keep downtown safe and welcoming.
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  1. Parklet Photo Wolfram Burner
    Parklets & Pop-Up Retail 

    Small seating areas and colorful retail spaces come to downtown this August.
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  2. Rendering of Park Blocks from Project for Public Spaces
    Project for Public Spaces Recommendations

    These visions of downtown public spaces incorporate input from across the City.
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