Eugene Sports and Recreation

Eugene Sports and RecreationBreaking away from the usual routine of work and family obligations is quite necessary in order to revitalize your energy level. That is also why enjoying a healthy dose of sports and recreation is so important, as well. Watching an exciting match-up on the field or getting in the game yourself will get your blood pumping and will even make you feel more energetic. So don't wait for the game to begin–start one yourself when you enjoy these excellent sports and recreation activities in Eugene.

 

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Pro Sports

Oregon Ducks
Eugene's Oregon Ducks is the star football team of the University of Oregon. The sports team is a part of the Pacific-12 Conference, PAC 12, and has a penchant for winning and wearing flashy uniforms – the Ducks are known for having unique uniforms and wearing a new style every week. Nike is the current designer of the team's uniforms.

Web: www.goducks.com

Eugene Emeralds
Eugene is home to the Eugene Emeralds, a short-season Class A minor league baseball team. The “Ems,” as they are commonly referred to, play their home games in PK Park which is also the home of the University of Oregon baseball team.

Web: web.minorleaguebaseball.com

Oregon Classic
Some of the nation's best golfers come to Eugene for the Nationwide Tour's golfing event, the Oregon Classic which is held at Shadow Hills Country Club, north of Eugene. This sports event has been played every year since 1988 (except in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks) and features the top 20 players from the nationwide tour that are promoted to the PGA Tour the following year.

Web: www.oregonclassic.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Ridgeline Trail Loop
The Ridgeline Trail Loop begins at the base of Spencer Butte and follows the Ridgeline Trail across Fox Hollow Road, forms a loop, and then ends back at Spencer Butte Park. This recreation trail is mainly used for running but also accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and leashed dogs. The elevation is at 250 feet and the trail stretches for a total of 7 miles.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP
Web: www.eugene-or.gov

Goodman Trail
Mountain bikers in Eugene seem to always find their way to the popular Goodman Trail. This loop involves climbing on gravel along Goodman Creek Road to the top of the trail and then descending on a single track that includes waterbars, rocks, switchbacks and some tricky downhill surfaces. The total traveling distance on this recreation trail is 7.9 miles.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP

Laurel Hill Park
Eugene's Laurel Hill Park Trail is a favorite of area runners and walkers. Located behind the Laurelwood Golf Course at the top of Agate Street is Laurel Park where this network of single-track recreation trails begins. The terrain is somewhat challenging in parts, but that intensity of the workout will prove highly beneficial for those running the trail.

Address: Agate Street, Eugene, OR - MAP
Web: www.eugene-or.gov

 

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Watersports

Willamette River
The Willamette River runs through Eugene and is a proven source of fun, recreation and relaxation for all who spend time either on its shores or in its refreshing waters. Canoeing, rafting, swimming and fishing are just a few of the watersports activities that many visitors enjoy.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP

McKenzie River
Don't miss your opportunity to experience the thrill of river rafting down the McKenzie River. This water sports enthusiast's paradise offers everything from calmly gliding down a serene leg of the river to stepping up the action with a wild ride through the exciting Martens Rapids.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP

Fern Ridge Reservoir
So you have a sailboat but aren't exactly sure where to set sail? The answer is easy when you make plans to visit the Fern Ridge Reservoir. This is a highly popular recreation spot for sailing in Lane County. When you do finally find yourself on the water, you'll be struck by the incredible view and many different species of waterfowl and other wildlife.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Luxergy
With its higher than average elevation, Eugene proves to automatically be a natural environment for fans of bungee jumping. To find the absolute best spots to take that dramatic step into your free fall, let the professionals at Luxergy make all the arrangements for your adrenaline-charged extreme sports experience.

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

Eugene Skydivers
You will feel an incredible rush when you step off the plane and into your free fall when you experience your skydiving adventure in Eugene. Eugene Skydivers is the place where everyone is welcome and everyone has fun. The knowledgeable staff will prepare you for your jump, and the facility offers different packages for both experienced and novice divers. Also, make sure to ask about the video and photo packages that are available for you to document your high-flying, extreme sports adventure.

Address: Hobby Field, Creswell, OR - MAP
Phone: (866) 461-DIVE
Web: www.eugeneskydivers.com

Paintball Palace
Test your strategy-making skills, as well as your physical endurance, when you experience an afternoon of fun and extreme sports recreation at Eugene's Paintball Palace. The minimum age to play is 10 years old, but those under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is Eugene's premier paintball venue, with lots of great fun, special pricing and challenging play areas that all go to make your time here totally unforgettable.

Address: 1820 West 7th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 - MAP
Phone: (541) 465-4766
Web: www.paintballpalace-or.com

 

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Leisure

Southtowne Bowling Center
For a recreational activity that will truly bowl you over, make plans to visit the Southtowne Bowling Center. This popular facility hosts various league games and tournaments, and provides the perfect family-friendly environment for the casual bowler to enjoy. Great pricing specials during the week, an excellent concession area and a state-of-the-art arcade all make Southtowne Lanes Eugene's favorite place to bowl.

Address: 2486 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405 - MAP
Phone: (541) 345-8575
Web: www.southtownelanes.com

Willamette River
Cast your line in the beautiful Willamette River and you may be surprised at your impressive catch. Various types of salmon, among other types of fish, can be caught here. Whether you are a casual fisherman or have been a serious angler for years, the Willamette River is a haven for anyone toting a rod and a reel.

Address: Eugene, OR - MAP

Moose's Billiards & Games
A fun and relaxing game of pool isn't far away when you visit Eugene's popular Moose's Billiards and Games. This venue offers twenty great pool tables, several big flat screen televisions broadcasting your favorite sporting event, a great menu and of course, a very well-stocked bar.

Address: 194 West Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 - MAP
Phone: (541) 343-6120