Santa Clara Community Park Master Plan

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Santa Clara Park is a future community park site currently comprised of two open fields with informal walking paths on the north and east sides of Madison Middle School, off Wilkes Drive.

Parks and Open Space will host three public meetings to help create a vision and gather input on conceptual plans for this 35-acre park in Santa Clara.

For survey invitations and upcoming meeting announcements, use the "Stay Informed" box in the right column to subscribe to project updates.

Santa Clara Park is a future community park site currently comprised of two open fields with informal walking paths on the north and east sides of Madison Middle School, off Wilkes Drive.

Parks and Open Space will host three public meetings to help create a vision and gather input on conceptual plans for this 35-acre park in Santa Clara.

For survey invitations and upcoming meeting announcements, use the "Stay Informed" box in the right column to subscribe to project updates.

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    For the playground, it would be great to have a nature park playground. All the newer parks in Eugene are starting to all look the same (of course they are wonderful and much appreciated) but I used to drive 40min to take my kids to Westmoreland Park Nature Playground. Something similar I think would be wonderful for the kids in the area to play and get their energy out while surrounded by natural materials

    samrunswild Asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for your suggestion.  Nature play has definitely been on our radar in recent years but it does not necessarily replace the need for children's play equipment and especially all inclusive play equipment.  Nature play is something that could be considered in addition to the playground shown, perhaps in conjunction with the Community Center in a future phase but it definitely needs more thought and due diligence.  We will study this and consider it as we work up our final master plan and look for similar interest from community members on the surveys as well.

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    I just had a general comment about the profile question for which ward we live in. I currently live off of Wilkes but my block is not annexed so is County and I had to answer that i do not live in Eugene even though I live in Santa Clara. I would think it would be helpful in the future if there was additional options for the Ward question to indicate "Non Annexed Santa Clara Resident". Thanks

    eyrmon Asked 26 days ago

    Good point, I will let our administrators know.  This is a setting in the larger Engage Eugene platform so it would it would need to be changed in a setting that affects all of the projects on the website if that is a possibility.  Thank you for sharing.


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    40+ year Santa Clara resident and I just got back from visiting Hileman Landing Park about a mile away from Madison Middle school and based on its current state how can we afford anything more? Hileman appears untouched by any park or service people, not even a garbage can in parking lot. What Dept would be managing this site?

    MattBryant Asked about 1 month ago

    Hello Matt,

    Hileman Landing Park is a Lane County park and is not maintained by the City of Eugene. 

    In 2018, the Parks and Recreation Bond measure and the Operating Levy were passed after receiving strong support from the community for Eugene Parks and Recreation. Santa Clara Community Park is a City of Eugene Park and was identified and prioritized for master planning in 2020 with a phased construction. The bond provides the design and construction funding for phase 1 and the levy provides the operating funding for that portion of the park.

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    I'm hoping there will be a variety of adaptive/inclusive areas included. Sam Johnson Park near Redmond has an awesome piece of equipment- a high backed adaptive swing on a zip line! So many wheelchair users never get a chance to enjoy a more thrilling activity. This looked really fun! Will you be including the differently abled in your planning sessions to get their input?

    SLoraine Asked about 1 month ago

    Great question and timing.  Yes, we will be looking to include as much adaptive play as we can and are hoping to hear these kinds of ideas from our interested community members in Santa Clara.  Thank you for sharing, I think this is the zip line you were referring to, I'll post for others to see as well.

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    How do I go about requesting a designated, fenced, off-leash dog park? Smiles...Birdie

    birdie Asked 7 months ago

    Great question Birdie! There were a few similar requests at our February workshop so you will definitely see that as an option included in our upcoming online survey. There will likely be an additional comments section where you can expand on that, if needed. With enough public interest and support, we would discuss that and many other ideas at our next workshop.

    Thank you for engaging with the Santa Clara Park design process.

    Mark


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    I would for eugene to add a skatepark for this 35 acre site. Would you consider that?

    Angel1995$5 Asked 7 months ago

    Angel1995$5,

    Yes, we will consider a skatepark and look forward to discussing that with a larger group. It’s always interesting and informative to discuss the possibilities, especially for a park that will reach so many people in the Santa Clara community. If you weren’t able to attend the February workshop, I’ll give you an overview of where we are in the planning process. Right now is the time to “cast a wide net” and get all of our possible ideas on the table, skate park included. It doesn’t guarantee that we will have one but be we will absolutely consider it. For a community park to be successful we need meaningful conversations about everyone’s ideas and ideally get feedback from a broad cross section of the public. If you and your friends are passionate about a skate park then we would really like to hear from you. Please look for “skate park” in our upcoming online survey and continue to give us feedback throughout this process.

    Thank you for taking the time to engage with our Santa Clara park design process,

    Mark


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    Santa Clara Community Park Master Plan: Possible to donate anything to the park? I do have a 7 foot sapling Redwood Sequoia I would like to drop in the ground somewhere and, hoping that it can be planted without it being a problem for decades to come. At some point, if you are unsure, this thing will likely grow fairly quickly after first year planted, and big enough to hide a small car at some point by the trunk alone.

    Tony P. Asked 7 months ago

    Tony P,  

    Thank you for reaching out to us and for offering this specimen tree for Santa Clara Park. Our donor policy no longer allows for trees or plant materials to be donated, with few exceptions when appropriate. Since the park at Santa Clara is just now going into a design phase, we would have to wait about a year before we could have a meaningful conversation about whether this site could be an exception to our donor policy. If it is time sensitive and needs to be transplanted this year, we would have to politely decline the offer. If you wanted to wait and have this conversation later or perhaps consider an alternate park as a home for the tree then I will encourage you to reach out to me offline and we can talk further.

    Thank you so much for reaching out and for being engaged with the Santa Clara Park design process!

    Regards,

    Mark