Many Parks And Trails Open, But Officials Urge Caution Given Storm Damage
City parks and other open spaces across the Eugene-Springfield area remain open for visitors. However, officials warn people to be wary as heavy winter storm damage can make local parks and trails hazardous.
“We haven’t had an opportunity to really take a good look to see what hazards there could be," says Brian Richardson of the City of Eugene’s Public Works Department. "Large trees down, there could be some branches that have snapped atop but haven’t fallen yet.
"So we’re asking people to just be aware of your surroundings. Look up, look down, look all around.”
Affected parks include Hendricks Park, Skinner Butte, and the Ridgeline Park system. Richardson says if anyone sees damage or hazards, to call the City of Eugene’s Public Works Department.
Some Lane County parks – including Mount Pisgah – remain closed following the storm.
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