Lane County Parks

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

That smoke you’re seeing and probably smelling over Eugene-Springfield right now? It’s not a wildfire – just a prescribed burn at Mount Pisgah.

Rachael McDonald

A draft of the parks master plan from Lane County Parks is now available for feedback. Residents can comment on what they’d like to see in local parks online and at six upcoming community meetings.

Ali Burcin Titizel /

Monday's solar eclipse is drawing crowds to many public areas, including parks.  So Lane County officials are asking locals and visitors alike to “pack it in and pack it out”, so excess garbage and waste is kept to a minimum. 

Kanaka Rastamon /

This week, signage is going up all over Lane County parks, reminding people of the tobacco ban that went into effect this year.  

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

The Lane County Parks Master Plan is undergoing an overhaul. The latest step in this process is to form a blue ribbon task force for long-range parks planning.

Ecological Burn Planned at Buford Park

Sep 30, 2015
Mt Pisgah Arboretum

Prescribed ecological burns are planned at Mt. Pisgah near Eugene-Springfield over the next month, starting as early as Thursday.  

Lane County Seeks Input for Parks

Sep 21, 2015
Rick Obst / Lane County Parks

Lane County is updating their master plan for parks and is inviting the public to comment. There are meetings this week in Eugene and Veneta.

1980. That’s when Lane County first created a Parks Master Plan. 35 years later the county is seeking comments on its updated draft. Once finalized it will guide management of county parks from 2016 into 2036.

A fire earlier this afternoon briefly closed the Howard Buford Recreation Area southeast of Eugene. The fire is now fully contained. The north side of the area will remain closed as crews monitor and investigate the blaze. Mount Pisgah and the arboretum are open to visitors.

The Oregon Department of Forestry responded with a helicopter to dump water on the blaze. It burned a little more than an acre.

ODF crews are performing mop-up operations. The area will be monitored throughout the weekend by Lane County Parks staff and volunteers.