Voters say yes to both parks and recreation measures

This money will be used for maintenance, safety, and capital projects.

Posted: May 16, 2018 5:19 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 12:44 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Voters passed both parks and recreation ballot measures 20-289 and 20-288.

Measure 20-289 is a bond called the General Obligation Bond. For $39.35 million, this bond will be funding capital work to renovate and build new parks, trails and habitat areas; renovate two recreation pools and a community center; build four new turf fields as part of a new sports complex; and replace turf fields in partnership with Eugene school districts. A couple of those areas seeing change are the Sheldon Community Center and Pool and the Echo Hollow Pool, but you can find a complete list of the projects on their website here.

Measure 20-288 is a levy called the Operations and Maintenance Levy. $3.15 million over the five-year life of the levy will be dedicated to maintenance, improved public safety and the start of a new sports complex. Carolyn Burke, the Parks and Open Spaces planning manager, said people will see the presence of more police around parks and more staff to maintain and supervise the parks.

Staff said the parks department in Eugene has grown so much in the last few years, and their budget hasn’t grown with it, so this is incredibly helpful.

"We're just thrilled that we believe we have the resources now to take care of these assets the way that they need to be cared for,” Burke said.

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