Awbrey Park – River Rd. and Sprink Creek Dr.

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I like Awbrey park, and not just because it’s about 3 minutes from my house, although that is really nice.  It has an overall shady feel and it’s nice and quaint.

20150611_120117 a little bulletin board as you walk up.

20150611_120007   20150611_120142 put a blanket there!

two play structure areas with bark chip ground.

20150611_120018 I don’t know what this is, but we like it.

20150611_120212 some good swings, although mostly always in the sun (2 baby, 2 kid).

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Looong slide and some science related play things by Game Time.

20150611_120303 here’s a close-up of the “log roll” complete with flattened beavers, lol.

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Bathrooms yes, but port-a-potties They aren’t the ickiest, but they aren’t very clean either.  They are also frequently used for bathroom breaks by people who drive trucks: UPS, Sanipac, USPS, Street Sweepers.

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Quite a few shaded barbeque pits and tables.

Now for an adventure.  Awbrey park has a large field and beyond that there are some little trails and treasures.

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Here’s where we are going, a bit of a distance from the play area.

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Watch out for poison oak, but at least it’s identified.  So, you can have a teachable moment about what Poison Oak looks like and why you don’t touch it.

20150611_125855  Horseshoe pit

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A lovely little butterfly garden.  We saw three butterflies, but alas they didn’t stay still long enough for a picture.

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Bridge to some trails over a creek.

20150611_130304  20150611_130814 Log for climbing!

Now for an unpleasant opinion.  It’s Eugene, and yes there will be some sketchy behavior at parks.  Awbrey park does have it’s share of people who park in the parking lot and sit in their cars.  No kids or dogs along for the ride.  are they just taking a break from driving?  Are they doing something else?  At any rate, I don’t usually go to Awbrey park alone in the winter, when I am the only person there.

20150611_131350  some broken glass by our car, looks like a discarded pipe.

The only other downside I would add is that lots of people bring their dogs to the park, and not everyone picks up the dog poop.  So watch your step in that field!

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