About the Park
Hendricks Park is Eugene’s oldest city park. Its 80 acres includes a world-renowned rhododendron garden, a native plant garden and a Douglas fir forest - all in the heart of Eugene’s university district. The park is a haven for hikers, gardeners, birders, and others who enjoy retreating to the tranquility of nature without leaving the city. The active Friends of Hendricks Park provide stewardship for the park through education, restoration and community support. Visit their website to learn more about park history and how to get involved or see the opportunities below.
Something for everyone
Volunteers support every aspect of Hendricks Park from the Rhododendron Garden to the Native Plant Garden to the Forest. If you love this park as much as we do or are just looking for a place to dig in (literally), we’ve got a way to turn your skills into valuable support for this treasured park.
Current Hendricks Park volunteer schedule: See the calendar of events for details.
Grow a Gardener
Tuesdays in the Rhododendron Garden, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Grow Native and Wild
Thursdays in the Native Plant Garden, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Free the Forest
Select Saturdays in the Forest, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
RSVP’s are encouraged but not required for these regular events.
Not afraid of commitment? Maybe a bed or trail adoption is for you. An adoption requires a personal commitment through the seasons but allow you to volunteer on your own schedule and work more independently. Some experience required, but we’re willing to train.
Need an internship for school? Thinking about switching careers and want to get training on the ground? We offer internships year-round.
Still looking for other ways to get involved? Interested in community science or leading a tour? Want to bring your school or faith group, co-workers or friends for a day of volunteerism? Have ideas of your own? Let us know!
Contact Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup for more information.
Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday to share your passion for gardening and gain hands on experience in year-round care of perennial flowers!
Learn how to prune and deadhead a variety of roses and help keep Eugene’s iconic botanical garden looking beautiful. Meet at the Gazebo wearing weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.
No experience necessary. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have plenty of tools, gloves and refreshments.
E-mail Danielle Klinkebiel for more information.