1400 Lake Drive, Eugene, Oregon
Main Office 541-688-4052  |  Pool 541-461-7777  |  Gymnastics 541-688-8955


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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



Pool and Fitness Center

will be closed on

3/10 and 3/11 due to

swim meet.




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River Road Winter Program 2018

The Winter 2017 Program Guide is Here!

Welcome to River Road Park District!



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.


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.






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.


March 2018 Pool & Fitness Center Schedule

River Road Swim Club has been asked to host the VCSL meet on March 10 and March 11. We did not have this detail at time of our Winter programming, so please note OUR ENTIRE POOL FITNESS CENTER FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED Sat/Sun., March 10/11. Thanks.


Upcoming Events


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
2/9 . . . F . . . 10-4p
3/13 . . . Tu . . . 2-5p


Otter Invitational Otter Invitational

Friday, Jan. 26 | 5-8p

Saturday, Jan. 27 | 9a-2p

The Otter Invitational is one of the longest standing swim invitationals in the state of Oregon. Originally named the River Road Invitational, this meet attracts teams from throughout the state. 200-300 swimmers ages 5-18 come to participate. The River Road Swim Club began in 1961 and has maintained status with Oregon Swimming and United States Swimming for 50 years. Come watch!


Block Kids Competition

Saturday, Feb. 3 | Check in 1-1:30p; Contest begins at 1:30p

Come join us for a morning of fun and excitement! Block Kids is a free event designed for grade school aged children – 1st through 6th grade. This event introduces children to careers in the construction industry and encourages them to use their imagination to create a structure with a specific set of materials. It also allows children to explore how and why a structure is built. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration forms will be available in January on the Science Factory Children’s Museum website at http://sciencefactory.org
You can fax, mail or drop off the registration form at the Science Factory. You will also be able to register in person at the Science Factory. Pick up a flyer at the front office for information on how the competition works. For more information contact: Nancy Ograin at 541-935-7065 or nancy.ograin@gmail.com


Couples RunMichael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic Run or Walk

Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9:30a | Costs listed below

Join us as once again River Road Park presents the annual “Couples Classic” road run. This classic foot race features a flat, fast, 5K course through the neighborhoods surrounding the park. If you prefer, enter the non-competitive fitness walk. There will be plenty of random drawings, prizes for division winners of the run, and Mo’s clam chowder for all participants. Commemorative T-shirts will be available to pre-registered participants ONLY. Child care will also be available at no charge to all pre-registered participants. Team and individual entries are encouraged.
Registration fees: Pre-registration (before Feb. 8) $15 without shirt  $25 with t-shirt. Late registration (Feb. 9 through day of race) $20 without shirt.



Self-Defense Seminar

Sunday, Feb. 11 | 12-4p | Free

Ages 10+. Learn the basics about self-protection and learn effective self-defense techniques to defend yourself against armed and unarmed attackers. Physical techniques will include where and how to strike vulnerable targets, escape methods from common grabs, and how to defend against guns, knives and clubs. Light exercise sessions will be augmented with lectures about specific areas of defense, increasing awareness of dangers, including crime statistics, the law, types of weapons likely to be used, improvising defensive weapons, security and defense in the home, workplace, in the car and when traveling, and rape prevention. Any aspect of self-defense can be discussed during the seminar. The seminar is specifically designed for women but is just as useful for men and children (ages 10 and above please). Attire: wear loose clothing, long pants or sweats preferred, no shoes allowed on gymnastics mat. Held at River Road Park’s Gymnastics Center, 30043 Leghorn Road in the large gym (across from the Irving Market & Deli). Presented by the River Road Park Karate, Jujitsu, and Taekwondo course Instructors. Cost: No Charge, Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call Gymnastics office at 541-688-8955 to register.


Sweet Adeline Valentine Dessert Social

Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 2-3p | $6

55+. Today we will enjoy love songs from the Sweet Adeline’s and yummy treats that will have your mouth watering. We’ll have small dessert portions so you can try a bunch of different, delicious treats! Please wear red, pink or white! Your cost includes desserts and hot beverages.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner Celebration

Friday, Mar. 16 | 6-8:30p | $25

55+. Tonight we celebrate! Come enjoy an event filled with Irish festivities. We’ll begin with a delicious dinner followed up with music that will have your feet a tappin’. Please wear green, your Irish garb or anything that shows some Irish spirit. Your cost includes: a delicious Irish dinner, drinks, dessert and entertainment. This event will be held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. Space is limited.



Bridge Tournament

Friday, Mar. 23 | 12:30-4p (sign in at 12p) | $5 per person

55+. Join us for our semi-annual bridge tournament. The entry fee is $5 per person. Reservations can 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. Call Dick with questions- 541-687-0905.


Bunny EggstravaganzaBunny Eggstravaganza

Saturday, Mar. 31 | 10-11:30a | $7

Ages 2-7.  Don’t miss the egg-citement...limited to the first 75 children. Our trained leaders will provide games, crafts and other spring time activities, followed by the traditional Easter egg hunt! Held indoors at the park. Pre-registration required.


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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