community guide to Eugene and beyond
Sports & Recreation
Did you know that Nike was born here? Eugene is the town for the sports enthusiast. From infant swim classes to senior golf championships, there are sports organizations for every age and interest. Eugenians find ample opportunities to watch and participate in local, year-round athletic events.
Non-competitive sports (in forests, and on snow or water) are popular. Or, for those who prefer a quiet stroll within the city, there are welcoming parks throughout the area.
Eugene's largest developed park.
One of Eugene's most beautiful parks. [map]
Located about 15 miles west of downtown Eugene.
Someone in Eugene has a green thumb.
Eugene's highest point offers wonderful views.
See if you can get to the top of this one.
Over 100 wonderful parks with lots of great photos and maps.
Each year, over 400 community members planning everything from weddings to reunions apply to reserve one of Eugene’s unique parks.
The County parks system consists of 63 recreational sites covering more than 4500 acres of land throughout Lane County. These sites offer reservoir and lake access, river access, ocean beach access, swimming areas, boating and moorage sites, and picnicking, recreational and camping areas.
Enjoy Willamette Pass during the off-season. Hiking, Biking, Gondola rides and much more.
The falls are one in a series of three falls created by lava damming the McKenzie River almost 3,000 years ago. The McKenzie headwaters begin at Clear Lake, http://www.planeteugene.com/clearlake.htm a naturally formed body of water. This raging 140 foot free-fall can be seen from developed viewing areas both above and below the falls.
Looking for a get-away. Try Sunriver if you have never been there before. It's only a little over two hours away by car. Some of the activities available are: skiing, biking, rafting, golfing, hiking and relaxing to name a few.
More than just a place to stop and stretch your legs, it's an 18 acre Oregon State Park dedicated to the protection of the only carniverous plant in Oregon.
Oregon's historic Highway 242 will take you on a spectacular tour of the the volcanic peaks and lava flows of the high Cascades above the McKenzie River Valley.
Crater Lake, with an average depth of 1500 feet, is the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest in the world.
Eugene Oregon is a city of alternative transport with 28 miles of off-street paths, 78 miles of on-street bicycle lanes, and 4 bicycle and pedestrian bridges crossing the Willamette River.
The Eugene Bicycle Coalition pushes for further bicycle consideration in the Eugene/Springfield area. They can be reached by calling (541) 345-2110.
The City of Eugene has an excellent Biking Web-site with lots of resources. Here are a few more.
Eugene based Burley has been a leader in manufacturing the highest quality bicycle trailers available. Offering a wide variety of bike trailers for commuting, cargo, kids and even pets.
Eugene Mountain Bike Club provides trail reports, movies, events and more.
Otherwise known as the Greater Eugene Area Riders. The purpose of GEARs is to promote recreational bicycle riding and community bicycle activities.
Offering a focused variety of high-quality bicycles and biking accessories for commuting. Offering brand names such as Kestrel road bikes and Montague folding bicycles. Our staff has also reviewed a new commuter bicycle by Breezer.
When you commute or travel, we suggest you consider the ultimate portability of a folding bicycle. Folding to nearly half their expanded riding dimensions, these bikes are ideal for train, bus, boat and airplane travel. They store compactly in a dorm room, office and your car's trunk. (this flexibility provides a deterrent to those who "borrow" our locked bicycles)
View the list of best folding bike brands found at Commuter Bike Store. This website offers the most innovative, practical and efficient designs, at competitive prices, that bicycle manufacturer's create today. Check out the many accessories offered also.
The Eugene area currently has two permanent disc golf courses. The nearest being Westmoreland Disc Golf Course in South Eugene. The second course for disc golf is Dexter Disc Golf Course, located near the dam at Dexter Reservoir. Another nice in-town course is the Alton Baker Disc Golf Course.
The Eugene Disc Golf Club (EDGC) was formed in 1992 bythree local Eugene area Disc Golfers with the intent of fostering a community of saucer tossers in the Southern Willamette Valley. The Club has expanded from the original group of founders to a roster of over 150 disc golfers from all over the Pacific Northwest.
Martial Arts and Fitness (SW corner of W. 18th & Willamette in South Eugene)
Jeet Kune Do, Training, Philosophy, Special Events and Photos.
Fitness and Training
Public Fitness Centers.
3270 Gateway Lp.
2025 River Rd.
1475 Franklin Bv
2370 W 11th
5630 Main St.
4242 Commerce St.
2766 Crescent Ave
1009 Green Acres Rd
630 Main St. Spfd
Y M C A - Eugene Family
Oakway Fitness Center
16 K Oakway Center
2709 Willamette Street
You'll enjoy this gem of a hike just over 45 mles west of Eugene. Bring your digital camera along for this adventure. Three major waterfalls on a four mile round-trip hike.
When the Willamette Valley dries out each summer and the fragrance of nearby conifer forests perfume our city, we are reminded it's time to hit the trails. But why wait until summer? Our temperate climate lets us explore, year-round, the wild and scenic beauty that boarders Eugene on all sides. Cascadia Wildlands Project of Eugene has put together a group of hikes that pair our seasons with our ever-changing ancient woodlands. The majority are easy day-hikes that will acquaint and excite new-comers to Eugene's nearby wilderness, and will remind and reinvigorate old-timers of the need to protect our environment.
Hiking Around the Northwest
Hiking the West
Kids team sports for Kindergarden through High School with the philosophy that ALL Kids Play.
Local Semi-Pro Teams
Minor league basebal team.
The EDGC was formed in 1992 by local Eugene area Disc Golfers with the intent of fostering a community of saucer tossers in the Southern Willamette Valley. The Club currently has a roster of over 150 disc golfers.
Junior League Hockey Team.