Willamette River Floods Bike Paths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette River in Eugene poured onto walking and bicycle paths Saturday night and Sunday morning as levels rose from 15 feet to nearly 18 feet. A part of the East River Path between the Owasso Bridge and the Beltline in Eugene was completely flooded, sending cyclists and pedestrians the other way … Continue reading »

Crowds Gather At Great Rotary Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Six local non-profits will be receiving big financial help after all of the money raised in The Great Rotary Duck Race. Alton Baker Park was filled today with supporters of these organizations that are receiving funds to help prevent child abuse. “I feel excited,” said Patricia Wigney, executive director at Bridgeway House. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean the Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 150 volunteers came out to help clean the Willamette River Saturday. This was the 5th annual Great Willamette clean-up, a project that stretches all the way to Portland. Organizers say there were four ground sites and two water-based sites this year. Among the garbage picked up, organizers say hypodermic needles … Continue reading »

Pre’s Trail Revival Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for the annual Pre’s Trail Revival Run. The Oregon Track Club event happens Friday night at 6:30. The 4K course starts at Alton Baker Park and will feature hay bale obstacles. Proceeds go directly toward the yearly upkeep of the trail. Event coordinators like Kim McManus say it’s … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebrates Gay Pride on Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the longest pride celebrations in the country kicks off Saturday. August 10 is the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival at Alton Baker Park. This will be the 32nd year the event is taking place. It’s sponsored by Pride Foundation and Symantec. The event runs from noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free, … Continue reading »

Hottest Day of the Year

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine was a bit filtered, but that didn’t stop the temperatures from surging to the warmest they’ve been this year. The week started off sunny and has only became warmer. The sun was out and shining, and it wasn’t alone. The Alton Baker Dog Park just across from Autzen Stadium was … Continue reading »

Disc Golf Course Opens to Public

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s official. The Alton Baker Disc Golf Course officially opened to the public Monday. The designer worked on the project for several years before getting the green light from the city. He says now his main concern is getting people to use the course. “Try to reeducate people to keep on the … Continue reading »

Alton Baker Park Disc Golf Course Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — After four years of planning, the Alton Baker disc golf course opened Monday. The course designer, Andrew Rich, shares some features of the new course and what makes disc golf a great sport.

Easter Brings Sunny Weather to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The final weekend of March was one of the warmest weekend thus far in the Willamette Valley thus far in 2013. Eugene residents were out ¬†at Alton Baker Park capitalizing on the Easter sunshine. For most, it was a day to enjoy the sunny weather before the rain comes back. However, not … Continue reading »

Disc Golf Players Test Out New Course

EUGENE, Ore. — Avid disc golfers got an early test run on the new Alton Baker disk golf course Saturday. Eighty-nine players threw for all 18 holes, took a break for lunch and then played the course a second time. The tournament was broken into different categories so there was fair competition for all of … Continue reading »

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