Lane County Parks hosting regional community meetings to discuss future of parks

Lane County Parks hosting regional community meetings to discuss future of parks
Posted on 05/12/2022

Lane County Parks is hosting four regional meetings this month to gather input from community members about parks in their region. 

 

During the gatherings, community members will be asked to think about:

  • What enhancements would improve accessibility and access at Lane County’s parks?
  • Which recreational features are most desirable?
  • What educational elements would enhance the visitor experience?

 

“We are at a pivotal point in our parks system,” said Lane County Parks Manager Brett Henry. “We have worked extensively with community-led advisory groups over the past few years to map out a sustainable future for Lane County’s parks and we continue to need feedback from the people who visit our parks.”

 

Meeting Schedule

 

Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lane County Public Works Goodson Room (3040 N. Delta Highway, Eugene)

  • Eugene/Springfield-area parks (Armitage Park, Howard Buford Recreation Area, Orchard Point Marina, Perkins Peninsula, Richardson and Zumwalt)

     

Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue (2625 Highway 101, Florence)

  • Florence-area parks (Harbor Vista Campground, Camp Lane, North Jetty)

     

Monday, May 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Leaburg Fire Station (42870 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg)

  • McKenzie River-area parks (Armitage Park, Hendricks Bridge, Forest Glen, Helfrich Landing, Leaburg Landing and other regional boat ramps)

     

Wednesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Armory Company Room (628 E. Washington Avenue, Cottage Grove)

  • Baker Bay Campground

     

 

Lane County Parks receives no property tax funding and instead relies primarily on user fees and a portion of the taxes collected when hotel rooms are rented or recreational vehicles purchased in Lane County.