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Events at a Park or Amphitheater

Published: July 01, 2016


Host gatherings in special spaces specifically designed to spotlight the spectacular. Cuthbert Amphitheater and Bohemia Park are the two best known local amphitheaters but there are other natural ones like the grassy knoll at Amazon Community Center where Shakespeare is performed every summer, and the lovely site at Silvan Ridge Winery where they host weekly summer concerts. Greenwaters Park in Oakridge and Rolling Rock Park in Lowell are also great options for outdoor concerts and performances. The University of Oregon and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts also have urban amphitheater spaces for outdoor entertainment or presentations.

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region has abundant outdoor spaces for all kinds of meetings and events. Find parks with picnic shelters, open lawns, ball courts, restrooms and other amenities. The multi-purpose park at Washington Jefferson Bridge features an urban plaza event space alongside its undercover skate park. Hendricks Park has a large shelter area with tables perfect for food-focused gatherings, and the riverfront Clearwater Park not only has easy river access but also plenty of parking. We can find the right park for your group size, activity and amenity requests. Here are some of our top recommendations, but there are many more. 

A beautiful 209-acre (85-ha) nature preserve five miles (8 km) southeast of downtown Eugene. Eight miles (13 km) of all-weather trails. A… More Info
Enjoy summertime outdoor concerts and performing arts in a beautiful park setting dubbed "The Jewel of the Willamette Valley." Listen to… More Info
At the center of Cottage Grove, this 14-acre multi-use park features an amphitheater with seating for 2,000, picnic shelters, walking trail,… More Info
A lovely expanse of well-maintained park land featuring shaded picnic areas, kids' playground, skateboard park, amphitheater, paved bike… More Info
A beautiful day-use park, tent and RV campground on the banks of the McKenzie River only five miles (8 km) north of Eugene. Full hookups,… More Info
Comprised of 402 acres (163 ha), Eugene's largest riverfront park hosts year-round festivals, running and walking races, and community… More Info
Skinner Butte Park sprawls along the Willamette River and is adjacent downtown Eugene. Hike or drive to the top of the butte for panoramic… More Info
This city park is on the National Register of Historical Places as the former home and farm of Senator Wayne Morse. He is most known for his… More Info
Eugene's over 100-year-old park consists of a world-renowned rhododendron garden, a 65 acre (26 ha) forest, and a native plant garden.… More Info
Fourteen-acre Island Park faces the Willamette River in downtown Springfield, connected to miles of bike paths and riverfront parkland. It… More Info
Perkins Peninsula Park at Fern Ridge Reservoir is a day-use park right off Highway 126 in Veneta. It is a wonderful picnic spot with picnic… More Info
The nation's oldest commercial filbert (hazelnut) farm, Dorris Ranch is a popular location for walking, bird-watching and special events.… More Info
Located in the rolling hills east of Cottage Grove, Dorena Reservoir is popular for swimming, boating, water skiing and camping. Fish for… More Info
Known for their distinctive Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, their delightfully effervescent Early Muscat, and their… More Info
Lowell's history is highlighted with interpretive displays that include a pedestrian covered bridge and a caboose originally built in 1929.… More Info
A shoreline park with picnic facilities including BBQ stands and fire rings. Grassy lawns slope down to the lake's edge. On any given day… More Info
This Oakridge park offers exquisite views of the clean, green Willamette River. Picnic on the large rock overlooking the water, then gather… More Info
The Hult Center is a spacious and elegant regional performing arts center, located in the heart of downtown Eugene. The Hult Center features… More Info

For Park Event Assistance:

Linda Norris

Director of Convention Services

Linda provides in-market support for convention meeting planners. She assists with venue and activity arrangements, delegate itineraries and tour options, and dining and transportation recommendations. Linda coordinates welcome table services, delegate information packets, "Show your badge" discount programs, meeting micro-sites and pre-conference collateral. Additionally, Linda offers resources for reunions, weddings and other group events.

Author: Eugene, Cascades & Coast