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Hendricks Park, Eugene

4.7
#3 of 16 in Parks in Eugene
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hendricks Park is the oldest city park in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The 78-acre (320,000 m2) park is a little over a mile away from the University of Oregon campus, and contains mature forest, a 12-acre (4.9 ha) rhododendron garden, and a native plant garden. The park is laced with trails suitable for hiking, jogging, and birding.

In 1997, the city of Eugene responded to neighbors' concerns of falling trees by felling potentially hazardous trees on the park's eastern boundary. When other nearby residents and park lovers objected, the city stopped removing trees and formed a committee to study the issue. As a result of the committee's work, City Councilor Laurie Swanson-Gribscov was able to persuade the council to commit up to $50,000 for a long-range management plan for Hendricks Park's trees and forest.
In 2000, the city council enacted the Hendricks Park Forest Management Plan. With its implementation, park staff have worked in partnership with the Friends of Hendricks Park and other community volunteers to help achieve a healthy, resilient, and sustainable forest.
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  • The home of an amazing Rhododendrons & Azalea Garden. Old growth forest and the best view in Eugene besides Skinner Butte.  more »
  • Lovely place for walking, sitting, reading, anything is better among these beautiful trees and flowering plants!! The walk we took was also a wonderful day as we spotted a family of turkeys. We...  more »
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  • This place was really nice. A maze of trails cover the grounds. There is also a public restroom available, no fee to park, and bunch of turkey's that roam the land. There are a good amount of spots to stop and take a seat on a bench and relax. Before you reach the park there is a display of Steve prefontaine's medals, shoes, and even a plaque with a photo. Nice family place to go hiking.
  • I ♥️ this park! The trails are all well groomed and every year they seem to put in new path improvements. And Hendricks Park is Eugene's 1st public park, with some of the Douglas fir trees being over 200 years old.

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