The River Road Community in Eugene is characterized by a bustling central road, peaceful residential neighborhoods, and well developed recreation areas. My group and I began at the neighborhood’s northern boundary just off of Beltline Highway and we headed south through the neighborhood along River Road. The southern and western boundaries are marked by railroad tracks while the eastern boundary is the Willamette River and Delta Ponds. In between these points we embraced the soggy Eugene elements and explored some landmarks that define the neighborhood. The River Road Community is home to North Eugene High School (one of Eugene’s five high schools) and Eugene/Springfield’s Water Pollution Control Facility. River Road itself is the location of many restaurants and small businesses that provide essentials to the residents who live off of side streets of this main road.
We toured the neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon and despite the rain, the residential streets and parks were busy with many families and individuals enjoying the parks and recreation areas. The River Road neighborhood is a great example of a well-developed, well-balanced, and active community.