What is Civic Park?
Our Goals for Civic Park
Our goals for Civic Park are centered around improving health and serving our community through sports and recreation. They include:
- Improve the health and fitness of children in our community, ensuring equitable access for all.
- Provide a space for tournaments, special events, and local sports.
- Expand access to healthy physical activity opportunities for all ages.
- Strengthen our sense of civic solidarity and pride.
A Brief History of the Civic Park Site
In 1938, Eugene recognized the need for a community sports and recreation center. Citizens came together to build Civic Stadium in the heart of Eugene. The historic grandstand became the site of many of Eugene’s fondest memories, hosting everything from Eugene Emeralds baseball games to concerts, rodeos, weddings, and high school graduations.
Though the wooden grandstands were lost to fire, the affection for the site remains. Civic Park strives to carry on the legacy of Civic Stadium as a venue for events that everyone can enjoy. The new facility will also expand this legacy by incorporating programs and events that bring together community members of all ages to enjoy sports and recreation as both fans and participants.
Partnerships for a Healthy Future
The groundbreaking celebration may be over, but groundbreaking activities will continue at Civic Park for decades to come. Creative partnerships and forward-thinking programming will shape the site’s future and establish Civic Park as a facility that continues to break ground in its promotion of health, community, and play.
Community partnerships have played a key role in our success to-date and will continue to be a major part of Civic Park’s future. Representatives from many sectors of our community recognize the value Civic Park will provide for our children and our city. Here’s what they have to say about Civic Park.
Eugene Civic Alliance’s plans are for a facility that will add important quality recreation programs for residents, as well as to the area’s ability to attract sporting events and spectator spending.Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County
Lane United FC is delighted at the prospect of playing at the new Civic Park. Our goal is to bring family-friendly entertainment, inspiration, and excitement to fans young and old. I have every confidence that Civic Park will become an icon for what this community can do for its youth and its quality of life.Dave Galas, Managing Director, Lane United Football Club
Civic Park would be a central venue for rugby players who now travel to a far corner of Eugene to practice and play. Access to indoor and outdoor facilities for clinics and meetings would boost our sport enormously.Doc Ventner, Schools Sevens Rugby
Civic Park will support the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s economic development initiatives by hosting events at the facility that will attract both in-town and out-of-town visitors. These events will serve as an economic engine for our community by increasing exposure for local businesses among event attendees.Brittany Quick-Warner, President and CEO, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Civic Park’s Grand Opening?
Our grand opening was scheduled for June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating wildfires, the Civic Park grand opening is postponed until further notice. The activities currently held at Civic Park are following COVID-19 regulations set by the state.
What sports can be hosted at Civic Park?
The Kidsports Fieldhouse will house four multipurpose courts that can be used for sports such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, futsal among others. The outdoor turf field can accommodate sport such as soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, and more.
How can I sign up my child for youth sports?
Kidsports operates the majority of the youth sports programs at Civic Park. For more information or to sign up visit their website.
Can I book space at Civic for non-sports related events?
Yes! Civic was designed with our community in mind. Imagine drone exhibitions and kite flying, graduations, neighborhood picnics, concerts, seasonal festivals, and holiday parties. Take a tour and explore how you can make Civic Park YOUR park!
How can I get involved at Civic?
We appreciate your support as a participant, fan, volunteer, and donor! If you are not a player, volunteer at our events!
Share your experience with your friends, family, and get them down here! Visit our website or post on social media with the hashtags #CivicPark, #PlayOn, and #EugeneCivicAlliance. Or make a bigger impact by donating today! Every dollar helps improve recreational opportunities for Eugeneans of all ages!
Is there parking on the site?
Free parking for Civic Park visitors is available in the North Parking Lot during operating hours. Entrances to the lot are located on 20th Street and Amazon Parkway. For special events, additional parking options and/or restrictions may apply.
Where is the “lost and found” at Civic Park?
Stop by the front desk in the fieldhouse lobby to retrieve your lost items. Feel free to contact us if you are unable to visit in-person.
What are your policies and rules?
Please visit our Policies and Rules page for details.