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.
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.
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.
River Road Park District Recreation Center is a comprehensive fitness and recreation facility in the heart of Eugene. This recreational hub is home to plenty of well-equipped exercise areas, a sprawling swimming pool and massage centers. It also offers fitness lessons through its trained and experienced instructors. River Road Park District Recreation Center's skilled masseuses provide a wide range of healing therapies which include Swedish massages, Reiki, foot reflexology and Shiatsu, among others.
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.
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.