Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.
Bring the Kids!
You'll find plenty of family-friendly places, events and activities in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Go outside year-round for hiking, cycling, geocaching and exploring. From forests and farms to playgrounds and pools, adventures await!
Oregon's beaches and dunes afford abundant opportunities for recreation and exploration. Climb aboard the dune buggies to experience thrilling tours of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There are also train rides, go-karts, bumper boats and miniature golf.
Make some great family memories on horseback! At C&M Stables corral rides on a lead rope are $15 for fifteen minutes - just right for new riders and young children! Children age six and older can ride the ocean view dune trail, children eight years and older can ride on the beach and children ten years and older may join the half day or adventure rides. C&M Stables also offers birthday parties, the pony club and riding lessons.
It's swimming pool season! Swim, slide and splatter the day away at Splash! At Lively Park, an indoor wave pool. Levels of fun for everyone include a kiddie pool, waterslide, interactive fountains, water basketball and spa. Floating tubes and life jackets keep the experience safe and fun. Amazon Pool, open May through September, is a family-friendly outdoor pool with a waterslide, high dive, kiddie pools, water features, lawn area and concessionaire.
Family floats and fishing on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers are a popular way to enjoy the outdoors. Go with a river guide for a safe and informative journey through old growth forests.
Outdoor Festivals, Events and Venues
From the Lane County Fair to the McKenzie Art Festival, summertime is full of family-friendly events. Toss a blanket out under the stars for movies in the park or live musical entertainment at regional vineyards. Bohemia Mining Days in Cottage Grove and the Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell pack in plenty of kids' activities. Junction City's Scandinavian Festival features children dancers during the four day celebration.
The region is packed with parks, playgrounds and open spaces including arboretums, nature trails, paved bike paths and interactive water fountains. Skinner Butte Park & RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground pays tribute to Eugene's special places, history and culture.