August 8, 2020
Santa Clara Community Park Updates
and Community Advisory Committee
Virtual Meetings
Santa Clara Community Park Virtual Workshop
and Online Survey

Santa Clara Park is a future community park site currently comprised of two open fields with informal walking paths on the north and east sides of Madison Middle School, off Wilkes Drive. In February, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space held its first of three public meetings intended to help create a vision and gather input on conceptual plans for this 35-acre park in Santa Clara.

The 2nd workshop for Santa Clara Community Park will be held virtually via Zoom on August 25th from 6-8pm. To join the meeting use the following link and password:

For those of you on Facebook, please RSVP and share the meeting invite on your wall.

Join the 2nd community workshop to plan the future Santa Clara Community Park. City staff will share a project update, review results from the first survey, reveal draft designs, ask for feedback, and answer questions. Can’t make it? Take the online survey, watch the meeting recording, sign up for email updates, and learn about virtual office hours at:

The workshop report and survey results from the first public meeting are available now on Engage Eugene on the Santa Clara Community Park project page. In general, the survey from the first workshop shows a high level of interest in the community for many of the typical elements that we see in a community park, including a playground, restroom, shade, open lawn, courts, flexible event space and picnic facilities. There is also a high regard for natural areas and trails. The concept options being developed reflect these priorities.

For those that are not connected virtually, Parks and Open Space will be posting at kiosks in the park and exploring more opportunities and tools to reach out. 
For questions related to Santa Clara Community Park, contact Mark Kosmos at 541-682-4902.
Join the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings virtually! 

At the July Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting, the committee continued to discuss next steps for the Action Plan and developing a strategy for ongoing implementation of the neighborhood plan. The CAC also talked about the importance of adding community priorities to the neighborhood plan around hate and bias prevention training and response to hate and bias actions in the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods.

The public is available to join online or by phone and watch or provide comment as the CAC moves forward in the Action Planning phase of the neighborhood plan. Regularly scheduled CAC meetings occur the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm and are accessible through the following link or phone number.

To Join Online:

To Join by Phone:
  • (Toll Free) 877-853-5257
  • Webinar ID: 926 0798 7020

The next CAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 6:00pm. To learn more about the CAC visit the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan Get Involved webpage.

For questions about the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan, contact project manager Chelsea Hartman at 541-682-5686.
Get Involved with your Community Organization
Both the River Road Community Organization and Santa Clara Community Organization are active in the neighborhood planning process as well as other neighborhood issues. Check out their websites to learn more about neighborhood events and news.