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Hendricks Park, Eugene

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Hendricks Park is the oldest city park in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The 78acre park is a little over a mile away from the University of Oregon campus, and contains mature forest, a world-renowned 12acre rhododendron garden, and a native plant garden. The park is laced with trails suitable for hiking, jogging, and birding.In 1997, the city of Eugene responded to neighbors' concerns of falling trees by felling potentially hazardous trees on the park's eastern boundary. When other nearby residents and park lovers objected, the city stopped removing trees and formed a committee to study the issue. As a result of the committee's work, City Councilor Laurie Swanson-Gribscov was able to persuade the council to commit up to $50,000 for a long-range management plan for Hendricks Park's trees and forest.In 2000, the city council enacted the Hendricks Park Forest Management Plan. With its implementation, park staff have worked in partnership with the Friends of Hendricks Park and other community volunteers to help achieve a healthy, resilient, and sustainable forest.
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  • Hendricks park is a bit difficult to get to. The road in is steep and narrow and I always go by car. Admission is free and once in the park, parking is free but somewhat limited. Hendricks park is nes...  more »
  • Love this old growth park high on a hill above Eugene. It has many jogging and walking paths as well as a simple kids play structure and a covered shelter. On the upper north hill there is a lovely la...  more »
  • This small park on a hill was nice even in mid-October! There are rhododendrons, ferns, and other plants here, with quite a few of them labeled. It is peaceful—at least when we were here in the fall. ...  more »
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  • Well maintained, great for summer time nature walks, and cool variety of wild life. There are about four different ways to drive up the hill two short and two long, all are a bit windy and have one steep short incline, and first you have to drive through a residential area because it is kindve hidden. But its a great place to do walks and there are a couple places to have a covered picnic meal.
  • Hendricks has well kept hiking trails throughout it's hilly thicket, diverse native ecosystem advocacy, covered picnic areas, wheelchair accessible restrooms, and plenty of parking. This park is divided by 4 roads I believe, so there is probably more to see even if you think you've been through it all. It's gorgeous when the rhodedenron garden blooms each spring, and there is a giant magnolia that is beautiful too. Great park
  • Eugene's oldest park includes hiking trails, viewpoints, drinking fountains, picnic tables, restrooms, 200 year old Douglas fir trees, and a world-renowned rhododendron garden and a native plant garden.
  • Lots of space. Great play structure. Outdoorsy feeling.
  • Gorgeous park. Nice hiking trails. Beautiful when the garden is in bloom 🌹🌷

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