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Construction will begin soon for the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space’s new community park along River Loop 2! The work will include construction of an accessible playground, picnic shelter, spray playground, sand playground, parking lot, and restroom. Construction will also include select paths including a 12-foot-wide path connecting Wilkes Drive and River Loop 2 and a pedestrian bridge east of Madison Middle School.
Work is tentatively planned for March 2024 through the end of the year. You may see utility crews, such as EWEB, working in the project area in the weeks leading up to the park’s construction.
Expect traffic delays and street closures during construction. Availability of on-street parking may also be reduced or closed. We apologize for any inconvenience to you during this time.
Funding for this project comes from the 2018 Parks and Recreation bond, an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant, and the Eugene Parks Foundation.
More information is available on the project webpage https://engage.eugene-or.gov/santaclarapark. If you have questions, please contact Mark Kosmos, Project Manager, at 541-682-4902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to the construction of this new developed park for the Santa Clara community.
The River Road-Santa Clara neighborhood planning process has been a collaborative effort among community members, River Road Community Organization (RRCO), Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO), City of Eugene, Lane County, and other stakeholders throughout both neighborhoods.
After five phases and countless volunteer and staff hours, an adoption package was recommended by the Community Advisory Committee, as well as both Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions. The adoption package will now be considered by the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners as the final decision-makers. Eugene and Lane County are considering amendments to the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan) to adopt the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan. Eugene is also considering neighborhood-specific land use code amendments within the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhood boundaries (these changes would only apply to properties within city limits).
For more information, including how to submit testimony and links to to draft plan, read the full neighborhood plan article here. (In case you run into a broken link to the draft plan, here is the working link)
From the Lane County website:
Coordinated Entry is the system and process that helps match different housing interventions with people facing a housing crisis. The resources you may be eligible for will depend on your situation. Here are some of the resources that you may be connected with:
- Rent assistance: help paying rent that you owe
- Problem solving: identify what options are available and connect to resources that can help you with your housing search
- Eviction support: help to go through the eviction process and understand what your options are
- Renter support: help understanding the rules you and your landlord have to follow
- Survival supplies: items that can help you live more safely on the street like a tent, sleeping bag, food, water
- Shelter: information about available shelter options
- Short or long term housing support: ongoing housing support if you’re currently homeless
If you or someone you know needs housing assistance please visit the Coordinated Entry page. Contact options include calling by phone, online contact, or visiting in person.