Lincoln School Park Renovation


December 2019 Update

After discovering a 6” diameter surface root from one of the mature Big-leaf Maples on top of the existing sand, we decided further surface root exploration was necessary to minimize impacts to the large trees during the renovation construction. 

The City of Eugene is currently employing the services of a small vactor truck to perform hydro excavation to locate the extent of surface roots in the existing sand area. This work should only take one day (December 5, 2019). The exposed root network will be analyzed to decide if the concept design needs to be revised to work around these roots.

This page will be updated with any significant changes to the plans or timeline. We anticipate finalized drawings for bid next spring and construction over the summer of 2020.

Here’s What is Coming in 2020:

  • All new playground equipment 
  • New lighting
  • Paved pathways 
  • New benches, bike racks and drinking fountain
  • Adult exercise area
  • Basketball court resurfacing
  • Expanded community garden

Final Concept

Based on feedback received from Workshops #1-3, Surveys #1-3, staff review and budget estimates, we have come up with a final concept as shown in the link below. Thanks to everyone who provided input!

The adult exercise area has been relocated in order to provide greater separation from the play area and to eliminate impact on the mature maples. There has been some interest in placing the equipment closer to the street for joggers. This equipment area location will also provide some backup for loose basketballs rolling into the street. There will not be any seating associated with this area and it should not be a factor for additional noise at night.

In order to stay within our budget, the sand play and adult exercise areas are currently optional and may or may not be included in the final construction.

Based on the overall feedback for this neighborhood park, we will not be including a concrete ping pong table, outdoor cell phone charging station or setup for a badminton net. We will try to keep as much irrigated green turf space open as possible for freestanding nets or general use for other informal play. 

See the Final Concept

Workshop #3 Survey and Workshop Report

Workshop #2 Survey and Workshop Report

Workshop #1 Report 

Workshop #1 Survey Report

For more information, please contact:

Pamayla Bowers, Landscape Designer