Delta Ponds Loop Trail

landscape view of delta bonds with bridge in background

February 2024 Project Update

Crews installed a new 100-foot-long bridge over the north section of Delta Ponds. The bridge is closed to the public until the boardwalk on the other side has been completed. The loop trail is expected to be completed and open this summer. 

a crane lifting a bridge into place at the delta ponds

June 2023 Project Update

The Delta Ponds Loop Trail project has hit a new milestone - the construction contract has been signed and work is tentatively scheduled to begin in July.

This project completes the last segment needed for a barrier-free 1 mile loop trail around Delta Ponds. Planned construction includes a new pedestrian bridge and a 1000' trail extension to the north, creating a new access point at Goodpasture Island Road. Following a series of delays, a short easement across private property was acquired in 2022 allowing the project to move forward.

Construction is expected through the end of the year. Some existing parts of the northern section of the trail may be closed during construction. Signage will be posted to advise park visitors of closures.

Funding for this project comes from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond, System Development Charges and a $350,000 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant.

Trail Map

smaller delta ponds map

About Delta Ponds

Delta Ponds is a 150-acre waterway site consisting of numerous ponds, channels, wetlands, and associated riparian areas. This unique natural area owned by the City of Eugene borders a stretch of the Willamette River, just downstream from Valley River Center. For many, it is a favorite spot for bird watching, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Learn more.

For more information, please contact:
Philip Richardson, Landscape Architect