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.
two play structure areas with bark chip ground.
Looong slide and some science related play things by Game Time.
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.
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.
Here’s where we are going, a bit of a distance from the play area.
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.
A lovely little butterfly garden. We saw three butterflies, but alas they didn’t stay still long enough for a picture.
Bridge to some trails over a creek.
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.
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!