Lane County Parks (Oregon) is considering the expansion of a popular camping area in north Eugene. They will hold a public meeting this week to gather feedback.
According to a report, Armitage Park is among the most well-known parks in the county.
Brett Henry, Lane County Parks Division manager, said that they are getting feedback from the public that there are not enough camping options within their parks.
Henry also highlighted Armitage’s location, saying it is in a nice spot close to the interstate and the cities of Eugene and Springfield.
At present, there are 32 RV campsites at Armitage. Henry said they’re considering the addition of 20 additional west of the park’s open field. He says any expansion would be careful of the park’s other uses.
“People use that park for other reasons as well,” he said. “Folks really like the nature paths that we have. The walk along the McKenzie is something that’s always noted as something that’s really special. We have the Crilly Trail in there. We have two dog parks.”
Henry stated that camping has become increasingly popular in recent years, mainly because of the pandemic that has slowed down other options for travel.
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