Downtown Riverfront Park

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The Downtown Riverfront Park is now open! 

Where the Willamette Meets the City

Downtown Riverfront Park sits along the bank of the Willamette River and in the heart of Eugene’s greater riverfront development project. The new park is fundamentally urban in character balanced by riverbank and habitat enhancements. Broad river views, new bicycle and pedestrian paths, seating, and overlooks highlight the park’s design, which will be complemented by a new mixture of uses on the adjacent redevelopment site. Integrated art pieces share stories about the land, industry, and diverse community both past and present, creating a park experience that’s truly all about Eugene.

Funding for the Downtown Riverfront Park development comes from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy, Urban Renewal Agency funds and capital funds.

Where the Willamette Meets the City

Downtown Riverfront Park sits along the bank of the Willamette River and in the heart of Eugene’s greater riverfront development project. The new park is fundamentally urban in character balanced by riverbank and habitat enhancements. Broad river views, new bicycle and pedestrian paths, seating, and overlooks highlight the park’s design, which will be complemented by a new mixture of uses on the adjacent redevelopment site. Integrated art pieces share stories about the land, industry, and diverse community both past and present, creating a park experience that’s truly all about Eugene.

Funding for the Downtown Riverfront Park development comes from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy, Urban Renewal Agency funds and capital funds.

The Downtown Riverfront Park is now open! 


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    Will there be cherry trees along the waterfront? I love them in Salem and Portland.

    shanna82 asked over 3 years ago

    It's unlikely we will have Cherry Trees right along the riverfront as we’re required to stick within a native species palette. Ideally, however, we will have a variety of plants with good seasonal interest throughout the year! 

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    What is going to prevent the homeless from setting up a row of tents on the walkway featured in the photo above??

    tdh asked over 3 years ago

    Thank you for your concern. It is not legal to erect tents on pathways or in any area of a park. The recent 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy provided funding for increased safety measures in parks. Parks and Open Space enforcement is now primarily provided by Eugene Police park resource officers who work in the Eugene park system full-time. Park Ambassadors also keep an eye out for safety issues. Non-emergency park safety concerns can be easily reported online by visiting eugene-or.gov/parkwatch. Reports coming in via park watch are checked every morning and throughout the day by the park safety team.