National Public Lands Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of volunteers nationwide will be lending a hand to help Mother Nature on Saturday for National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day effort to improve public lands. Volunteers will help out by building trails, planting trees, and picking up litter in national forests and parks. Several sites in Oregon need attention, … Continue reading »

New 24-Hour Bathroom to be Installed

EUGENE, Ore. — A big announcement from the city of Eugene. It’s adding a new bathroom near the new skate park at Washington Jefferson Park. The city says it made the decision to install a 24-hour unisex bathroom in the park because it’s a basic human need. Designers made it different from the last bathroom … Continue reading »

Grant Funds Eastwood Park Renovations

ROSEBURG, Ore. – City officials announced an award of grant funding for the renovation of the Eastwood Park, Tuesday. The grant comes from the Oregon State Parks & Recreation Department through its local government grant program. Renovation at Eastwood Park will include creating a new accessible play area with safety surfacing, new paved pathways, new … Continue reading »

Eugene Park Road Repairs Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Road repairs to two of Eugene’s parks begin this week. Crews will repair roads in Hendricks Park and Skinner Butte Park during the month of June. In Hendricks Park, crews will concentrate on Fairmount Boulevard from Floral Hill Drive to the west park entrance. In Skinner Butte Park, they will work on … Continue reading »

City Discusses Pesticides Use in Parks

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council is discussing ways to keep harmful pesticide usage in parks to a minimum. The council reviewed its integrated pest management program. The city currently has eight parks that are pesticide free, but sprays some parks to help get rid of invasive species. “It’s had no unsustainable impact on us, … Continue reading »

Residents Challenge Proposed Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene residents called proposed fees to the city’s stormwater system a deception and they don’t want anything to do with it. The City Manager presented the option at the end of last year to help balance the $6 million gap in the budget. While, it could provide the city about $4.5 million … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Hendricks Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers cared for Hendricks Park Monday morning. The efforts there were part of the president’s nationwide initiative to serve the community. Volunteers helped clean and maintain trails and remove invasive species. Project coordinators say events like this help keep Eugene green and beautiful. “There are these opportunities and there are these things … Continue reading »