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“A good park for a walk, a picnic, or a place for kids to play”
Review of Skinner Butte Park

Skinner Butte Park
Ranked #16 of 91 things to do in Eugene
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Skinner's Butte Park (SBP) is probably Eugene's oldest and best parks for family outings. I remember going there a number of times as a child -- more than 50 years ago.

Over the years, the park has expanded along the bank of the Willamette River and is probably five times the size it was when I was a kid. Additionally, numerous other parks have been created along the river over the years as part of a "greenway" or "greenbelt" project -- so now there are several additional miles of adjacent parks along the river. Downstream is a rose and botanical garden, while upstream is the newer Alton Baker Park.

The main attraction of the park is the large expanse of lawn between trees -- great for picnics, Frisbee, playing yard games, etc. Along the river, there's a wide paved sidewalk for strolling, bicycling, skateboarding, jogging, whatever. There is also a large children's play area.

Although the river runs along the park, there are no water sports there -- the water is very cold and the current is swift.

On the opposite side of the park from the river, Skinner's Butte rises sharply. There are hiking paths up to the top of the hill, from which the hiker can overlook the city of Eugene. At the west end of the hill are basalt columns that rock-climbers enjoy.

SBP is a great place to go to get outdoors and relax.

Thank jiminalaska2010
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

The kids can play, you can exercise, and picnic tables are abundant. A walk to the top of the butte will burn off the calories from the fried chicken and potato salad. The trees and birds are beautiful, and the view from the top of the butte is lovely.

Thank amom4ever
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

It's nice that there's a hiking trail to the top of Skinner Butte -- so you can get a little uphill exercise if you choose to. Once at the top, there's an overlook and not much else to do once you've looked over Eugene. In other words, it's not really a destination place.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017
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Reviewed 11 February 2016
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