Council Considers Park Re-Designation

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene City Council moved to consider the re-designation of a park just off Grand Cayman Drive. The property is currently listed as a community park with lighted sports fields, but representatives from the Northeast Neighbors Association want to change that. They want the council to look into making it just a neighborhood … Continue reading »

County Looks to Recoup Costs for Boaters

VENETA, Ore. — Low water levels at Fern Ridge Reservoir have Lane County leaders looking for ways to recoup costs for boaters. The county and Army Corps of Engineers are working to address the problem. With record low rainfall, the boating season hasn’t looked good. Lane County leaders are addressing ways to help those boaters … Continue reading »

Volunteers Transform Eugene Park

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — Shrinking budgets have cities like Eugene looking for innovative ways to maintain parks. Awbrey Park off River Road is a case example of a successful steward program with Eugene Parks and Open Space. Four years ago, invasive plants covered this natural area. A team of volunteers transformed it and brought it … Continue reading »

Awbrey Park Hosts Native Plant Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — When was the last time you visited your community park? Awbrey Park in Santa Clara is more than just playground and open field. There’s a hidden natural area. Four years ago you could hardly see it, let alone walk on it. Volunteers teamed up with the City of Eugene to bring it … Continue reading »

Study: Kids Hurt on Amusement Park Rides

(CNN) — Part of summer fun for many kids is a trip to the local carnival, or a nearby amusement park. But experts are warning that children need to be supervised when getting on any of the rides, because some youngsters could get hurt. From carousels to coasters, these may look like a lot of … Continue reading »

Florence Prepares for Day of Service

FLORENCE, Ore. — Kaylee Graham and her mom recently spent a day at the park. A year ago, this was just an empty field, but for Florence citizens, transforming it into a dog park was a top priority. It’s completed now–one of many projects tackled during last year’s Power of Florence Day–a day that 13-year-old … Continue reading »

Nobel Peace Park Ready to Open

EUGENE, Ore. — The first ever Nobel Peace Park in the U.S. is on track to officially open in Eugene this weekend. Five years ago, Eugene City Council approved a two-acre parcel of land for the first of its kind park in the U.S. Surrounded by nature and the soothing sound of water, it’s the … 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 »

Squirrel Statue Stolen from Park

CORVALLIS, Ore. — We’re used to seeing squirrels just about everywhere in western Oregon. But if you happen to see a bronze one turn up, Corvallis police want you to give them a call. Someone stole the sculpture from the city’s Central Park. It’s worth about $800. If you see it, call the Corvallis Police … Continue reading »

Willamalane Purchases 175 Acres

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane is wasting no time using the $20 million approved by voters last November. First thing on the list: a new park with a massive trail system. One of Willamalane’s first purchases with those new bond dollars was this 175-acre plot of land in the Thurston Hills ridgeline–land they plan to add … Continue reading »