Continuing the Legacy

Spencer Butte, Hendricks, Skinner Butte, Owen Rose Garden, and Alton Baker parks have all become keystones of the Eugene Parks System. None of them would have been possible without the foresight and generosity of the park advocates and stewards who came before us. Our community has long understood the need to preserve what is integral to the very fabric of this place we call home. Through the Legacy Land Fund the Eugene Parks Foundation has already helped to acquire hundreds of acres of critical natural area property for public use. Land donations can be complicated, and the Eugene Parks Foundation can help you smoothly and easily facilitate the transaction.

The Eugene Parks Foundation, dedicated to supporting all aspects of parks for Eugene area residents, seeks to continue this legacy of dedicating public parks through private funding with the establishment of a Legacy Land Trust. The major functions of the Legacy Land Fund are:

  • Securing funds for timely acquisition of property with the flexibility of a private charitable foundation.
  • Encouraging the purchase of properties where there is a planned future park need and where at some point the fund may be able to recover or “recycle” donations through reimbursement.
  • Facilitate the donation of property to offset some costs associated with surveying, deed preparation, and legal expenses.

The Eugene Parks Foundation is always excited to discuss donations that support the acquisition of land for public parks.  These donations can take many forms and can happen now or be part of an estate plan.  If this is something you are interested in, please contact us to discuss ways a donation could be structured to support the parks, pass on a legacy or possible tax benefits.

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