EUGENE, Ore. -- One of the first of many park developments in Eugene is getting started with a community workshop Thursday evening.
Community members were invited to Gilham Community Church in Eugene to hear what the city has planned for the currently undeveloped Striker Field Park.
Thanks to a $39 million bond levy passed in 2018, the Eugene Parks and Open Space department has started the process to develop Striker Field Park in northeast Eugene.
During Thursday's meeting, city officials talked about the park development and then held a discussion and brainstorming session with the community.
Landscape architect Mark Kosmos with Eugene Parks and Open Space said they want to capture the area's diversity in the park, creating something people of all ages can enjoy.
"So, how do we think about setting up that stage for everybody that occupies so that parents can feel safe about watching the little ones, the little ones have something to do and they can still watch the older ones and give them that freedom that they need," Kosmos said.
Crescent Village resident John Jowarski said he's been working on this park development for the last decade and thinks some of the ideas presented on Thursday night will help create a park their community will be proud of.
"The people today here said they'd like to see areas that attract butterflies and hummingbirds or whatever," Jowarski said. "Not go on to that point, but still reflecting something with nature and something that's great for the park."
If you weren't able to make it out to the workshop, you can still chime in by taking this community survey.