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Hendricks Park, Eugene

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • The best time to come up to Hendricks Park is in the spring when all the rhodys and azaleas are in bloom. The colors will knock your socks off. The pathways wind in and around with many spots to sit a...  read more »
  • We went to Hendricks Park to do a Senior Photo Shoot. It was a fabulous location to take Senior photos. It provided so many different backgrounds to use. We were very well pleased. 
  • I frequent Hendricks park almost everyday. It is the most satisfactory place to have an introverted walk or have festive walks with friends. Oh, so many ferns, its as if everything is dappled dew drop...  read more »
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