Eugene Parks and Recreation is working to create a vision and implementation plan for the future of parks and recreation in Eugene. Over the last 18 months they’ve heard from over 9,000 community members about the parks and recreation system’s strengths, challenges and opportunities, held pop-up events in parks and neighborhood destinations, sponsored two online surveys and held six public workshops across Eugene. Now they’d like to meet with neighborhood associations to hear feedback specific to each neighborhood.
There are several projects in the long-range plan (10 plus years) identified for South Eugene. Priorities have not been identified yet, so the time-frame for projects is still undecided. Please read the neighborhood report for Southeast Eugene. This report addresses parks and recreation facilities and needs in the Southeast Eugene area. Geographically based planning allows us to look at the unique characteristics and opportunities of each area and how facilities and services are distributed throughout the community.
The Southeast Eugene sub-area currently has 2,218 acres of parks, recreation and open space (including partner owned lands), with 2,196 of those acres owned by the City of Eugene. The vast majority of these acres are natural areas rather than developed parks.
In addition to playgrounds at parks, school playgrounds are accessible at Arts and Technology Academy, Adams Elementary, Edison Elementary, Camas Ridge Elementary, Edgewood and Charlemagne Elementary Schools.
Southeast has a large amount of natural area acreage in the Ridgeline Park System that functions as a unique resource for all of Eugene. Some of these areas are not accessible to the public because trails and trailheads have not been constructed yet.
All the different areas of Eugene are unique, with different resources, facilities, needs and priorities. It’s important to understand what exists within each of these areas currently to set the course for the future. Planning sub-area reports:
- City Central
- River Road/Santa Clara
- Southeast Eugene
- Southwest Eugene (Churchill)
Dig deeper into each neighborhood’s particular strengths, challenges and opportunities in the reports above. Are there projects that have been missed? What are the neighborhood’s priority projects and how would you like to be involved?