Economic Growth Through Exceptional Parks

You Are Invited

You’re Invited to join Eugene Parks Foundation and Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of EPF’s Legacy Circle members and an engaging exploration Eugene’s Exceptional Parks and Economic growth vision.

“Exceptional Parks and Recreation Spaces are anchors for prospering socio-economic ecosystems and catalysts for thriving, vibrant, healthy communities.” Eugene Parks Foundation Vision

Day/Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: The Shedd, 868 High St., Eugene, OR
Cost: $10 ticket price includes small plates, beverages and an inspiring conversation.

As showcased in nationwide studies, Exceptional Parks:

  • Increase property values
  • Inspire tourism and visitor spending
  • Enhance workforce development and recruitment outcomes
  • Generate new business investments
  • Bring foot traffic to local businesses
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Reduce stormwater infrastructure costs
  • Reduce crime and adverse behavior
  • Alleviate homelessness in parks and recreation spaces
  • Increase local tax revenue

Meet Our Featured Speakers

Ashley Espinoza
Executive Director
Lane Workforce Partnership


Brittany Quick-Warner
CEO and President
Eugene Chamber of Commerce

Lucy Vinis

Lucy Vinis
Mayor of Eugene

Mike Coughlin

Mike Coughlin
Business Leader and Entrepreneur


Ariel Lissman
Executive Director
Eugene Parks Foundation

Please only reserve a ticket if you intend to be present as seats are limited. Can’t attend but wish to donate? Donate here.

For more information, email Ariel Lissman, Executive Director, Eugene Parks Foundation

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