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Skinner Butte Park, Eugene

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  • Provides a great view of downtown Eugene. A good workout is the hike up, then down to the river walk and you end up at a local brewery.  more »
  • From kiddies to seniors, Eugene's Skinner Butte Park has something to enjoy. A jogging trail near the Willamette River passes by one of the best playgrounds in the area...in addition to typical slides...  more »
  • Drive to top. Hike the trails. Enjoy the views. Walk along the river. Let the kids run in the grass.  more »
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  • Pretty good park. Kids can run free, which is good, and bad. Keep your eyes peeled, with the bathrooms, bike path, and river's edge so close, can be a bit hairy with a group of squirrelly kids. I stay on my toes, join the games, it's fun! Keep an eye out for resident eagles on the Butte and along the river. Travelers also use the loos, and camp in the woods, FYI. Water feature is super messy, comes on with a timer (May to September) so it's not free flowing, hard to wash up. Corvallis water park is better in that way, it's constantly on...
  • Even in winter this place is hoppin'! Plenty of kids for my son to play with. Thanks for a clean & F-U-N play structure that is well maintained. Also for a safe & clean restroom. Not to mention, what incredible views of the river!
  • This is a great place to walk trails, get good views, and be outdoors. It feels safe, people make eye contact and say hi, and there's usually people around (enough to be safer but not so many it's crowded). There is a water fountain at the top if you walk up and need a refreshment.
  • Great park for kids of all ages. I take kids here ages 2-7 and all of them have a blast. There's often a cool breeze from the riverside and the scenery is relaxing. Only downfall is there are NO doors on the bathroom stalls which makes for an awkward experience in the restroom. And it does get quite crowded when warm out due to the small water structure. Great for a nice stroll along the river though!
  • There is two trails to the top. The hard trail is pretty hard if you are out of shape. The less hard one is just so long. Once you make it to the top though it's all worth it! Bring water.

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