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Cottage Grove: More Than You Think

Published: January 25, 2017

Discover the All-America City (1968, 2004) of Cottage Grove, Oregon, a charming, small town just twenty minutes south of Eugene - Springfield. Fixed with sports facilities, amenities and leisure activities within a small radius, this beautiful town nestled in the foothills of the Willamette Valley, has what all people love, sports and sports facilities. 

Dorena LakeCottage Grove delivers a wide variety of sports facilities, all within proximity to each other making for an intimate city-wide experience. The facilities range from public fields, the local high school, the area speedway and lakes. 

  • Indoors at Cottage Grove High School - With 2 gymnasiums covering 50,000 sq. ft., utilize this multipurpose indoor facility for anything from  wrestling to cheer to basketball to volleyball.Cottage Grove Armory in Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Outdoors at Cottage Grove High School - Experience a turf stadium facility with seating for all in your next championship soccer or football game
  • Cottage Grove Armory - Historic facility featuring an indoor gymnasium with balcony seating. Host your after party, before party or sports event at this multipurpose indoor facility.
  • Dorena Lake - Rowing, paddling, speed boats, water sports unite at this breathtaking venue.
  • Cottage Grove Speedway - Always turning left makes for a great speed event at this community track.
  • Public field space - Potential for up to 6 fields, all less than 5 minutes of each other.

Colorful Salad at Buster's Main Street CafeTake a break from your event to enjoy a bite to eat at some local hot spots. Try Big Stuff BBQ, Buster’s Main Street Cafe or The Brewstation for lunch or dinner. With fresh, local food these restaurants are perfect to feed your hungry team. Looking for a breakfast option? Roast Beef Sandwich at Creswell BakeryVisit Creswell Bakery for house-made breads, pastries and savory items to go that are authentically Northwest. Enjoy the local atmosphere of these “where the locals go” places.

Most facilities in Cottage Grove are less than 40 minutes from the Eugene Airport (EUG), where there are direct flights to ten major cities making connection options endless. It’s a great area to come early or stay late. Come explore the South Willamette Valley, go Covered Bridge touring, take a trip up a river and discover the natural beauty that is Cottage Grove. 

From the sports facilities to the local amenities and atmosphere, Cottage Grove can make an ideal setting for your next event. 

Author: Rebecca Adelman

Meet Rebecca! She most recently worked at Walt Disney World Resort in a variety of roles including events and customer service. A native Oregonian, she is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys sampling the local wineries & breweries, reading and running.

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