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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.
Counted as one of the prime attractions of Eugene, Spencer Butte is nestled on the city's southern end. The lofty mountain stands tall at 2058 feet (627 meters) above the sea level, and can be accessed from the sprawling Spencer Butte Park. The park is home to a number of well-marked hiking and climbing trails that take one up the mountain's peak. The trails cater to those looking for mildly challenging to extremely rigorous conditions. From atop the mountain summit, one gets some spellbinding vistas of Eugene and the enveloping Willamette cliffs.
Willamalane Park and Recreation District runs numerous parks, recreational centers, and open spaces across the Willamalane district. Programs and sports activities conducted here are great for the entire family and include a kids club, arts and crafts, music and dance classes, and much more. Miles of hiking and biking trails through lush forested areas are frequented by the more adventurous. Splash! at Lively Park and Willamalane Park Swim Center have excellent water features and are perfect for a day of fun with the kids. The facilities are top class and an asset to the city and the staff is courteous and very friendly.
The Cascade Range region of Oregon is bestowed with the pristine beauty that encompasses the Willamette National Forest. The national forest site was established in the year 1933, and is now an enthralling destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts all over. It is home to an array of streams and rivers that flow along the lush green blankets of mature trees. A variety of lovely flora and fauna further add to its scenic beauty. Explore the hidden wonders of the forest through the beautiful network of trails that will take you through its untouched wilderness. You can also partake in other exciting activities like fishing, biking, hunting, horse riding, and camping.
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,
Feel an adrenaline rush as you enjoy chasing the rival team in a game of paintball at Diamond Hill Paintball. The paintball game is like an amalgamation of chess and hide-n-seek games, all you have to do is tag the player of the rival team and eliminate them. Enjoyed by young and old alike, a game here is a great idea for a fun outing with your family and friends. Besides, this paintball station is ideal for team building activities with your colleagues. It is advised that you wear comfortable footwear and carry extra clothing for a game here. If you feel famished after an exciting game here, you can carry your own food items or enjoy a quick bite offered here.