Eugene unveils concept plan for Downtown Riverfront Park

Officials said this concept provides access to the river for everything from recreation to the ability to enjoy views of the river.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 2:33 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The completed concept for Eugene's Downtown Riverfront Park has been unveiled to community members.

It's the result of nearly 3,000 survey responses from community members.

Officials said this concept provides access to the river for everything from recreation to the ability to enjoy the views of the river.

It's part of the 12 mile riverfront path system, and officials with Eugene Parks and Open Space said the new riverfront park will complement all of the features of Alton Baker Park.

Eugene resident Randy Stender said he's excited to see the city work to better connect the river to the downtown area.

"I think it's nice to have some housing down here," Stender said. "I think it's very important to have the arts represented down here. That kind of ties the whole downtown to the river."

Officials will give an update to the public on the progress of the final plans for the riverfront park in the spring of 2019.

If you would like to weigh in on this concept, you can take the survey on the city website.

City officials plan to begin construction on the park in 2020 and have it completed in 2021.

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