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Posted on: September 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Sunday Streets is Back September 20 in Friendly Area

Kesey Square on July 26, 2015

On Sunday, September 20, from noon to 4 p.m. streets in the Friendly Area Neighborhood from Friendly Park (27th at Monroe) to the Common Ground Garden (21st at Van Buren) will be filled with walkers, rollers, cyclists, music, dancing, vending and more.

Eugene Sunday Street events are an outreach of the City of Eugene’s Transportation Options Team aimed at engaging the community and promoting active transportation and healthy lifestyle choices. A Sunday Streets event in the downtown area in July was a huge success, and hopes are high that the trend will continue with this fun, free, family-friendly event.

The September 20 event will feature four activity centers at Friendly Park, the “Business Block Party” (in front of Friendly Street Market & Deli), Adams Elementary School, and the Common Ground Garden. This is the first Eugene Sunday Streets to feature local artisans selling their goods, including recycled art, local cider and blown glass. The uniqueness of the Friendly neighborhood will be highlighted through garden tours and worm composting, a performance by the Adams Elementary School Marimba Band, and delightful food and drink specials from J Tea, Green Plow Juicery and the Friendly Street Market and Deli.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event come to life. The greatest need is for “intersection superheroes” who ensure that both foot and car traffic flow smoothly. Volunteers are encouraged to wear creative costumes as they cheer participants along the route.

To sign up as a volunteer, contact Emily or register online,

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