What is the relationship between Eugene Civic Alliance, Civic Park, and Kidsports?
While the Eugene Civic Alliance and Kidsports work closely together, they are separate organizations. ECA was established to build and operate a community sports and recreation venue on the historic Civic Stadium property, now known as Civic Park. Kidsports provides youth sports programs for pre-K through 12th grade. The Kidsports offices are located in the Kidsports Fieldhouse at Civic Park and many of their programs will be held at Civic as well as at various public schools in the region.
What is the mission of Eugene Civic Alliance?
Eugene Civic Alliance was established to build and operate a community sports and entertainment venue on the historic Civic Stadium property for the physical education and recreation of the children and youth of Eugene and the community at large.
Where are the Eugene Civic Alliance offices?
We’ve moved into Civic Park! The street address is 2077 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405. The parking lot is located off 20th Avenue and Amazon Parkway.
Why do we need Civic Park?
We are working towards creating a better future for our community by creating a space for children and adults to improve their health and fitness and enjoy playing and watching sports. Civic Park will become a model for other communities to address inactivity and obesity rates in a fun, engaging way. Learn more
How can I get involved?
We appreciate your support as a participant, fan, volunteer, and donor! If you are not signed up as a player, you can still get involved. Come cheer on Kidsports or watch an outdoor choir concert. Volunteer at our events!
Share your experience with your friends, family, and get them down here! Visit our website or post on social media with the hashtags #CivicPark, #PlayOn, and #EugeneCivicAlliance. Or make a bigger impact by donate today! Every dollar helps improve recreational opportunities for Eugeneans of all ages!
Where can I donate?
You can donate via credit or debit card here, or download this pledge form to mail us a check or schedule pledge out over a future period. If you’d like to hand-deliver a donation, please do so at our offices at Civic Park, 2077 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405.
Your donation will be used to pay for the construction of Civic Park, including the Kidsports Fieldhouse gym and court space as well as Emerald Kidsports’ new offices. It will also be used to pay for the multi-sport field and its surrounding amenities, including the Pocket Park connecting Willamette Street to Amazon Parkway and the Amazon trail system.
I see that Civic Park is built, and the facility is in-use. Why are you still fundraising?
Civic Park was in the final stages of fundraising and construction when the COVID-19 Pandemic hit. Eugene Civic Alliance made the decision to continue the construction of Civic Park, with an anticipated Summer 2020 opening date despite the economic uncertainty, and use a construction loan to bridge the gap. Therefore, the facility was finished and put to use serving the youth of our Eugene community, prior to reaching the fundraising goal of this capital campaign. We now ask for your help to assist us in repaying the loan that allowed us to complete this project and serve our community when we needed it most!
What is the McKenzie Oaks Ranch Fund 2:1 challenge grant?
The McKenzie Oaks Ranch Fund of Oregon Community Foundation will donate $1 to ECA for every $2 raised through December 31, 2020. The gift is intended to help ECA complete construction of the first phase of Civic Park, which includes the Kidsports Fieldhouse and ECA’s multi-sport field. In order to receive the maximum match of $1 million, ECA will need to raise $2 million.
I want to support this project, are there naming rights or sponsorship opportunities available?
Yes! Please contact email@example.com or call us at (541) 525-6601 for more information.
What is the history of Civic Stadium, Eugene Emeralds, and Civic Park?
In 1938, Eugene recognized the need for community sports and recreation center. Citizens came together to build Civic Stadium in the heart of Eugene. The historic grandstand became the site of many of Eugene’s fondest memories, hosting everything from Eugene Emeralds baseball games to concerts, rodeos, weddings, and high school graduations through 2008.
Eugene Civic Alliance purchased the site in 2015, with plans to restore and put to use the stadium once again. Unfortunately, the wooden grandstands were lost to fire that same year. The affection for the site remains. Civic Park will carry on the legacy of Civic Stadium as a venue for events that everyone can enjoy. The new facility opened in 2020 and expands the legacy by incorporating programs and events that allow community members of all ages to enjoy sports and recreation as both fans and participants.
My questions aren’t answered, how can I contact you?
Eugene Civic Alliance can be reached by calling us at 541-525-6601 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.