Founded in the year 1987, the Cascades Raptor Center is a beautiful non-profit natural center that takes care of different birds, especially Raptors. The center is open on select days for public and you can decide to take a self-guided tour or avail of their nature walks that have a guide take you around the park and explore various species. You will get to see different species of owls, vultures, eagles and more. Cascades Raptor Center also takes in injured or abandoned birds and caters to their well being.
Hendricks Park is famous in Eugene as the oldest park in the city. This big verdant space has abundant trails and picnic spots to attract the crowd. The scenic beauty is ideal to spend a day in relative peace. Being an important city park, big community events are also held here from time to time.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a sanctuary of natural beauty located on the banks of the Willamette river. This botanical garden is home to hundreds of plant species, numerous mammals, and reptiles including some endangered species. Shady trails in the Arboretum wind through evergreen forests, and along serene water bodies and are perfect for a casual stroll or hike. This place is also perfect to host a wedding reception and other parties and events,
Named after a lofty mountain rising from the northern corner of Eugene's downtown area, Skinner Butter Park is a public facility developed in honor of the city's founder, Eugene Skinner. Counted as one of the most beautiful jewels of Eugene's rustic landscape, the park boasts of a rich history and unmatched verdant setting. To its north lies the pristine Willamette river, while its namesake mountain forms its southern edge. Well-laid out picnic spots, kids' playground and biking trails make it quite popular with tourists and locals alike.
The Oregon Air and Space Museum as the name suggests depicts the history of aviation and space technology. This museum is a non profitable organization for and by the people of Oregon. Opened up in the early 90's this museum regularly organizes special aviation events and fairs. This museum is open even on Sundays during the summers from April to October and till Saturdays in the winter months from November to March. The museum displays various aircrafts and space models which captures the interest of one and all.
One of the finest attractions in Eugene, this huge public park has all the facilities such as trails, BMX tracks, playgrounds for different sports, a river for fishing and other water sports, and a lot more. It also houses the famed Cuthbert Amphitheater.
Howard Buford County Park is a huge recreational park that comprises the dense forests of the region. This huge expanse of 2300 acres includes fir trees, huge oaks and rare species of flora and fauna. The park is frequented by nature lovers on a regular basis. Serving as an ideal space for nature trails and local events, the park is indeed worth a visit for those who seek a tranquil place, away from the chaos of city life.