community guide to Eugene and beyond

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.


Alton Baker Park

Eugene's largest developed park.


Hendricks Park

One of Eugene's most beautiful parks. [map]


Fern Ridge Reservoir

Located about 15 miles west of downtown Eugene.


Owen Memorial Rose Garden

Someone in Eugene has a green thumb.


Spencers Butte

Eugene's highest point offers wonderful views.


Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

See if you can get to the top of this one.


Eugene Parks

Over 100 wonderful parks with lots of great photos and maps.


Park Rental Information

Each year, over 400 community members planning everything from weddings to reunions apply to reserve one of Eugene’s unique parks.


Lane County 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.


Oregon Skyway

Enjoy Willamette Pass during the off-season. Hiking, Biking, Gondola rides and much more.


Sahalie Falls

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,  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.


Sunriver Oregon

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.


Darlingtonia Wayside

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.


Mckenzie Pass

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

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.


Burley Bicycle Trailers

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.


Cannondale Home Page


Center for Appropriate Transport


Disciples of Dirt

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.


Commuter Bike Store

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.


Team Oregon


Trek U.S.A.

Disc Golf

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.


Eugene Disc Golf Club

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

RMA Fitness

Martial Arts and Fitness (SW corner of W. 18th & Willamette in South Eugene)



Mixed Martial Arts

Jeet Kune Do, Training, Philosophy, Special Events and Photos.

Fitness and Training

City of Eugene

Public Fitness Centers.


Better Bodies


3270 Gateway Lp.



Santa Clara

2025 River Rd.



Franklin BV

1475 Franklin Bv



West Eugene

2370 W 11th




5630 Main St.



Court Sports

4242 Commerce St.



Eugene Swim & Tennis Club

2766 Crescent Ave



International Fitness

1009 Green Acres Rd



Downtown Athletic Club

999 Willamette



Hard Knox

630 Main St. Spfd



Y M C A - Eugene Family

2055 Patterson



Oakway Fitness Center

16 K Oakway Center



RMA Fitness

2709 Willamette Street



Kentucky Falls

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.


Hiking Eugene


Hiking in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana


The Obsidians Outdoor Club


Cascadia Hikes

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.


Pacific Crest Trail


Oregon Walking and Volksmarch Calendar


Trails & Wildflowers in the Western Cascades


Oregon Hiking Trails



Hiking Around the Northwest


Hiking in Eastern Oregon, Washington and Idaho



Hiking the West


Northern California Backcountry Pages


Coastwalk in California



Kids team sports for Kindergarden through High School with the philosophy that ALL Kids Play.


Team Sports

High School


North Eugene HS Sports


Sheldon HS Sports


Springfield HS Sports


Thurston HS Sports





Lane Titan's Home Page


University of Oregon Sports



Local Semi-Pro Teams


Eugene Emeralds Baseball Team

Minor league basebal team.



Community Teams


Eugene Disc Golf Club

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.


Eugene Rugby Team


Eugene Thunder

Junior League Hockey Team.