Striker Field Community Park - Rename Our Park!

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As the design and development process moves forward on Striker Field Community Park we are excited to start thinking about a new name for the park.

Wait, isn't it already named Striker Field?

We have been calling it Striker Field, but that name refers to an earlier vision of the park that once included lit sports fields.

Final designs for this large, 8-acre park site include a large playground, court games (basketball, pickleball and petanque), restrooms, picnic shelter and informal amphitheater for community gatherings.

We are looking for a new name that reflects the planned features, community and identity of the park. Learn about the park history below.



The park is currently on schedule for construction to begin summer 2021.


Voting will begin soon. Staff is continuing to vet the name submissions. If you would like to be notified as soon as voting is open, please subscribe using the "Stay Informed" box.



As the design and development process moves forward on Striker Field Community Park we are excited to start thinking about a new name for the park.

Wait, isn't it already named Striker Field?

We have been calling it Striker Field, but that name refers to an earlier vision of the park that once included lit sports fields.

Final designs for this large, 8-acre park site include a large playground, court games (basketball, pickleball and petanque), restrooms, picnic shelter and informal amphitheater for community gatherings.

We are looking for a new name that reflects the planned features, community and identity of the park. Learn about the park history below.



The park is currently on schedule for construction to begin summer 2021.


  • Submission Guidelines

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    Park names should meet the following guidelines that make them relevant to Eugene and/or the Northeast Neighborhood of Eugene. These guidelines are in part, based on the City of Eugene Park naming policy.

    Suggested names should express timeless qualities likely to maintain appropriateness over time and fall into one of the three categories:

    • Geography/Ecology - Incorporate a geographic, natural, historic or geological feature as part of the name to assist the public in recognizing the location. This could include:
      • adjacent streets or neighborhoods associated with the area
      • geographical, botanical or human-made features associated with the area
    • Community/Culture/History - Choose a person, place, or thing that embodies Eugene and/or the Northeast Neighborhood.
    • Inclusivity - A common theme in the community engagement process to design the park is the inclusivity that is valued and expressed as a priority for the park.
  • Park History

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    The area surrounding the park has an agricultural history and pre-history. Traces of old drainageways and possible remnant oxbows of the McKenzie River can be seen traversing the site from southeast to northwest. Some of this site topography is evident in the larger site context of this area however it is not evident in the scale and size of the 8.23 acre park.

    The park known as Striker Field was acquired by the city in 1983 as a combination of both purchased and donated lands from Edwin and June Cone. Later, the 8.23 acres site was identified in the 2006 PROS Priority Plan as a public park project that should be implemented in the next 15 years. At that time, it was initially considered for development as a lighted sports field complex in partnership with 4J School District. That led to the suggested naming of the park as Striker Field, in reference to its proposed sports field use.

    However, as the neighborhood developed and became more densely populated in recent years, the need of a park that provides a wider range of amenities than sports fields was recognized. The 2018 Parks and Recreation System Plan gathered data and assessed community needs which resulted in a recommendation to prioritize this park for development as a community park and consider renaming it.

    Thanks to voters, the 2018 Bond and Levy passed and funding became available to design, build, and maintain the park. A robust community design process began for Striker Field in early 2019 and resulted in an exciting and well-supported plan that is scheduled for construction in 2021 based on this design concept.