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Hendricks Park, Eugene

(4.7/5 based on 130+ 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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  • Great views of Eugene, UO, and Autzen. Love how it changes from season to season. Wonderful trails snaking all around.  more »
  • Lovely location to walk. Shrubs, flowers and trees are superb. On a hill so ups and downs in pathways but well maintained and doable. One of my favorite sites in Eugene.  more »
  • I hike here nearly every day. The park almost two parks in one. One a beautiful ever changing rhododendron garden with lots of trails and benches to relax and enjoy the view. The other a forested side...  more »
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  • Great back drop for pictures! an amazing place to walk the trail and see plant after plant welcoming the spring! Also has great views of Eugene. Easy to reach. Trails are easy to walk. Lots of open area for picnic, lounging, playing etc. . . . Keep your pet on a leash!
  • Great back drop for pictures! an amazing place to walk the trail and see plant after plant welcoming the spring! Also has great views of Eugene. Easy to reach. Trails are easy to walk. Lots of open area for picnic, lounging, playing etc. . . . Keep your pet on a leash!
  • Great back drop for pictures! an amazing place to walk the trail and see plant after plant welcoming the spring! Also has great views of Eugene. Easy to reach. Trails are easy to walk. Lots of open area for picnic, lounging, playing etc. . . . Keep your pet on a leash!
  • This park is over 80 acres and has 12 miles of trails. The best time to go is late spring when at the rhododendrons are in bloom, but it is a beautiful spot anytime of the year. There are places that overlook the city and so have great views. There are quite grassy spots to relax. You will quite often...
  • It's a nice park with both a place to hike, and a flower garden sort of situation. Its got picnic tables too. It can be crowded sometimes on sunny days