Lane County celebrates Public Works Week with tours

Lane County celebrates Public Works Week with tours
Posted on 05/20/2024

This week is National Public Works week. In celebration, Lane County Public Works is hosting free tours at multiple parks and at Short Mountain Landfill. 


Parks Tours


Monday, May 20, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Howard Buford Recreation Area

Led by Natural Areas Coordinator Ed Alverson this tour will explore areas "touched by fire" and delve into the ecological benefits of prescribed burns.

Location: 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene



Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Camp Lane

A behind-the-scenes tour of the 15-acre camp that serves as a venue for weddings, family reunions, summer camps and retreats. It has a commercial kitchen, a spacious dining hall accommodating up to 160 guests, a grand fireplace, Adirondack shelter, cozy yurt, and unique treehouses.

Location: 15767 Highway 126W (milepost 23)



Wednesday, May 22, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Armitage Park

This popular park offers a diverse range of attractions, including scenic trails, a boat launch, rentable picnic shelters, campgrounds, and dog parks. Located conveniently close to town, Armitage Park is undergoing several improvements to ensure it remains a favorite with people.

Location: 90064 Coburg Road, Eugene



Thursday, May 23, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Harbor Vista & North Jetty

Located where the Siuslaw River meets the Pacific, Harbor Vista offers camping, cabins and a day-use playground. The tour will cover upcoming, levy-funded projects to improve both locations.

Location: 87658 Harbor Vista Road, Florence



Friday, May 24, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at McKenzie River Discovery Center

Delve into the history and resilience of the McKenzie River at the McKenzie River Discovery Center. Owned by Lane County Parks and operated by the McKenzie River Discovery Center, this unique and historic property offers a glimpse into the impact of the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire and the vision for an extraordinary visitor and education center.

Location: 44645 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg




Short Mountain Landfill Tours


Two tours are being offered of Short Mountain Landfill. Interested residents must sign up by Wednesday, May 22. The tours will begin at Short Mountain Landfill, south of Goshen. People who sign up will be provided clear driving directions.


Tour 1

Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

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Tour 2

Thursday, May 23, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

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Tour participants will be provided parking for their personal vehicles. The tour will be conducted from a large passenger van.



National Public Works Week is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of public works on the daily life of a community: planning, building, managing, maintaining and operating infrastructure and programs that improve quality of life. Learn more at