1400 Lake Drive, Eugene, Oregon
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Main Office
M-F 8a-5p


M-F 5a-9:30p
Sat. 6a-5p
Sun. 1:30p-5p



M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 9a-1p



Annual Maintenance



Dressing Rooms

Closed 8/19- 9/10

Fitness Center

8/19-9/4 open on modifiued schedule

Mon-Fri 6a-8p

Sat 6a-5p

Sun 1:30-5p


Wading Pool


Open through Mon, 9/4.

Mon-Sun 1:30-4:30p

Holidays/No Classes
8/19- 9/10 Annual Maintenance
11/11 Veteran’s Day
11//23-24 Thanksgiving
12/25 Christmas
1/1 New Year’s



9/4 Labor Day
11//23-24 Thanksgiving
12/18-1/1 Winter Vacation

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River Road Fall Program Guide Cover

The Fall 2017 Program Guide is Here!

Welcome to River Road Park District!


Concert Update

Sugar Beets
(New day and time!)

Sunday, Oct. 1 | 1-4p

The Sugar Beets concert scheduled for Labor Day Weekend has been reschedule for Sunday, October 1st from 1 – 4 pm.  We are excited to be able to bring the Sugar Beets back to Emerald Park and look forward to an awesome concert!  Gymnastics Northwest will provide food and refreshments for sale proceeds benefit the gymnastics team.

Artie the art bus will be providing art activities for people of all ages as well as hosting an art show featuring works of art from this summer’s youth program in the parks.

Come celebrate fall with us and enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the park.


Thank you to the following sponsors!

Global Delights and Wildcraft Cider Works


Global Delights Coffee RoastersWild Craft




Please drive the speed limit especially on Howard, Horn, Lake Emerald Park Way, and all residential streets surrounding the schools and the park. Drive slowly and responsibly. Thank you.


Wading Pool

Our wading pool is open for the summer! We will be open June 26 - September 4, weather permitting. Please check out our Wading Pool Guidelines before stopping by for a swim! For additional information, please click HERE.

Wondering if We Are Open?

River Road Park and Recreation is now going to be posting all our emergency closures, or inclement weather closures on FlashAlert. The notifications will be published to all media, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.







Aquatic/Fitness Center Updates

The staff of the River Road Park and Recreation District want to express our appreciation and gratitude for your continued support and patronage. The following information outlines and identifies the days, dates and times of our annual Aquatic/Fitness Center maintenance period/shutdown.

Pool, Spas, Sauna, & Dressing Rooms: Closed Aug. 19 - Sep. 10
Fitness Center: The Fitness Center will remain open Aug. 19 - Sep 4 on a modified schedule:

Monday thru Friday 6a – 8p         
Saturday 6a – 5p                
Sunday 1:30 – 5p
The Fitness Center will be closed Sep. 5 - Sep. 10

Wading Pool: The Wading Pool will remain open (weather permitting) through Sep. 4.

Monday thru Sunday from 1:30 – 4:30p  
The Wading Pool will close for the season Sep. 5

These modified hours/closures only affect aquatic programs/classes. All recreational classes in the community center will begin Tuesday, Sep. 5.

Artie The Art Bus in the News!

Check out the article written by our very own Superintendent Dale Weigandt HERE!


Online Registration

River Road Park and Recreation District has launched into an amazing computerized system at all of our locations! You will not only have the ability to access all transactions on your account, reprint all of your receipts, view your upcoming classes/programs – but you also will be able to register online for several programs! Please let us know if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events


Bridge TournamentBridge Tournament

Friday, Sep. 15 | 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) | $6 per person

Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. Reservations can also be made by phone or mail. Partners play together throughout the tournament. Partners must make reservations to assure themselves places at a table. Tables will be limited. The tournament will consist of six rounds of five hands each. Partners will be assigned new opponents after each round. Each round needs to be completed in 30 minutes. There will be prizes for the top team scores.


OSU Extension Fall Festival

Saturday, Sep. 23 | 10a-4p | Free

Lane County Master Gardeners invite ALL to celebrate a day full of fall harvest fun including music and kid’s activities. Sample free, fresh-pressed apple cider; taste over 20 varieties of tomatoes; attend gardening workshops; browse the garden books; and look for items for sale including garlic and bulbs, as well as fruit trees and other plants.  Fall is also planting time in the Willamette Valley!


Martial Arts Open House

Thursday, Sep. 28 | 6:30p

Meet and enjoy a free training session with Jujitsu master instructor Professor Don Cross and other martial arts instructors on Thursday, September 28th, 6:30PM, at River Road Park & Recreation District’s Gymnastics Center, 30034 Leghorn Road. Professor Cross, 8th Degree black belt of Danzan-Ryu Jujitsu and 4th degree black belt in Judo, joins the newly formed Jujitsu and Karate classes. He has been teaching the martial arts for 50 years and is a senior member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation. The Open House will include demonstrations, free training, and snacks.


Flower ShowEugene Garden Club presents a Standard Flower Show

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-6p | Free

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 1:30-3:30p | Free

Come join us for a beautiful flower arrangement show in the multi-purpose room at Emerald Park. The show is free and open to the public. If you would like to enter a flower arrangement or some horticultural arrangement from your garden we encourage you to call Sharon Wilson,  (541) 747-8479 for more information. Entries must be made in advance by September 30th.


Flu Shot Clinic

Friday, Oct. 13 | 10a-12p

It’s that time of the year! Time to get your flu shot, folks. Today we’re teaming up with our local River Road Health Mart Pharmacy to make it easy for you to get your shot. We do not need you to register prior to coming in that day. Appointments are first come first serve. If you are not certain whether your insurance covers your flu shot or if you have other questions regarding the shot, please call the pharmacy staff directly at River Road Health Mart Pharmacy 541-636-3522. Please bring your insurance card with you on the 7th so the insurance company can be billed directly.


PumpkinHOWL-O-WEEN Haunt

Friday, Oct. 27 | 6-8p | Free

Need a safe alternative to trick or treating? The Park is the safe place for you! Come join us for our spook-tacular night of frightful events. We’ll have everything from a costume contest to various spooky games, to creepy cuisine! Kids and parents are invited to come howl with us in your craziest costumes for a thrilling night of fun! Game and activity tickets sold for 25 cents.


Holiday Food Drive

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 | Bring in non-perishables

Help those less fortunate than yourself this holiday season by bringing in canned food items. We want this season to be plentiful for all! Our goal is to collect a massive amount of food during the months of November and December! We can accept canned goods and/or cash donations at any time. Your contribution will be distributed by FISH (Friends in service to humanity). Place food items in collection totes located throughout the Park District. Cash donation? See main office.


Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa @ Gymnastics NW

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 8-9a, 9-10a & 10-11a | $8 Adult (16+) . . . $7 Child

Come have breakfast with Santa at Gymnastics Northwest! Includes breakfast, picture and open gym. Sign up now as space is limited in each session.


Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 9a-3p | $20/table

Visit the 9th annual River Road Holiday Market! This year’s show is going to be bigger and better than ever! More vendors means more holiday shopping for you. Registration is first come, first serve and limited so call 541-688-4052 to sign up now. A fantastic selection of handmade gifts, made by local artists at affordable prices - what more could you ask for? You’ll find something for everyone on your holiday list! See you there! Held at River Road Park.


Santa’s Smorgasbord

Saturday, Dec. 16 | 8:30-11a | Donation

A Community Breakfast Celebration! Food, fun and friends! It’s time for the community to come together and celebrate because it’s a wonderful life! Come see Santa, enjoy holiday music and the bling, bling of all our holiday decorations. It’s a holiday breakfast! All ages young and old are welcome! Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, milk, juice & coffee. Donations will be accepted at the door to cover cost of food. Breakfast is open to all community members.


Holiday Afternoon Tea

Sunday, Dec. 17 | 2-4p | $15 in advance. $20 at the door if space is available.

Today is about getting into the holiday spirit. We begin with a holiday afternoon tea where you will enjoy an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, scones and fresh fruit. The Greater Eugene Chorus will then take us on a holiday musical journey so prepare for a magical time. Your cost includes: a holiday afternoon tea and songs.


Lane Blood DriveDonate Blood

See dates & times below

Come on over and donate blood. Each single blood donation can help up to three Lane County patients. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Contact Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 to schedule an appointment. For more information visit www.laneblood.org
10/4 . . . W . . . 12-3p
10/9  . . . M  . . . 3-6p
12/6  . . . W  . . . 3-6p
12/19 . . . Tu . . . 12-6p


Silver & Fit

Are you a Silver & Fit member? If you are entitled to access our fitness center and pool for up to 36 visits per month at no charge. Water Exercise classes at the pool are an additional fee. Land classes available to Silver & Fit members at no additional cost include Zumba Gold, Tai Chi For Balance and Arthritis Exercise. SILVER & FIT MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN WHEN THEY USE THE FACILITY OR TAKE A CLASS. The Park District will be reimbursed for your participation so signing in is extremely important for the district to continue offering this program. 

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