Levy Progress

The $3.15 million operating levy funds have already made their mark. The City has hired two full-time park police officers, two park ambassadors, and five maintenance positions to increase the public safety presence in parks and natural areas and provide general maintenance in parks. Staff has opened restrooms and added more clean-up crews. Approximately 4,000 feet of trail in our natural areas have been resurfaced, with more to come - mostly on the Ridgeline Trail!

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Park Safety

  • Added two year-round Eugene Police Officers dedicated to patrolling parks
  • Added two year-round and two seasonal Park Ambassadors
  • Expanded Illegal Camp Response Team to provide daily clean-up operations 
  • Increased graffiti removal response from monthly to weekly

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Park Maintenance

  • Reopened closed restrooms 
  • Visiting more parks daily for increased custodial services during summer
  • Increased mowing frequency
  • Added preventative tree maintenance in developed parks
  • Added preventative maintenance of irrigation, lighting and park furnishings
  • Added seasonal weekend and after-hours maintenance in high-use parks

man resurfacing a trail

Habitat and Natural Area Maintenance

  • Increased seasonal trash service to several times a week at high use trailheads
  • Increased trail maintenance to three miles each year 
  • Added preventative maintenance of roads, parking areas, fences, signs and portable restrooms
  • Continuing vegetation management to reduce fuel loads, manage weeds and add native plants

Up Next

General Maintenance and Operations Services for Future Assets

As new parks, community centers, pools, turf fields and natural areas are completed with bond funding over the next five years, funding from the levy will provide for their care.