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Lane County, Oregon Feb 27, 2017

Leisure, Recreation and Sports

Lunch Outdoors at Oakway CenterLane County offers outstanding year-round recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Residents can bicycle around town or off road, watch a PAC-12 sporting event, fly fish on the McKenzie River, ski the Cascade Mountains, and enjoy the Pacific Coast's beaches. From sea level to ski level, Lane County has it all. Many internationally known professional track and field athletes reside in Lane County. Eugene in known as Track Town USA and was host to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in 2008 and 2012.

Leisure Activities

Although, the Eugene/Springfield area has been described as the "running capital of the world" by the New York Times, the region also offers a wide variety of recreational activities.  For more detailed information visit Travel Lane County at Eugene Cascades and Coast.

Community & Senior Centers

Outdoor Enthusiast

Virtually every kind of recreational environment can be reached within a 90-minute drive from Eugene/Springfield.

University Sports

Enjoy world-class athletic performances:

Especially for Kids


Kidsports Program organizes athletic activities in a variety of sports for youngsters interested in after-school training and competition. Each year, 10,000 boys and girls participate in volleyball, basketball, soccer (fall and spring), football, baseball, tennis, and softball.

U.S. Basketball Academy

Young basketball enthusiasts are able to enjoy the U.S. Basketball Academy. The Academy, located near Blue River (approximately one hour from the metropolitan area), includes six full-size outdoor courts, one gymnasium with two courts, ten dormitory cabins, five coaches' cabins, a meeting/dining room and a 450-seat amphitheater. The one-week camp sessions are available for youths age 8 to 18. Scholarships are available for each weekly basketball camp.

Competitive Sports

Eugene Emeralds - Baseball

PK Park is the home of the Eugene Emeralds, members of the Northwest League.

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