Open house set on UO recreation fields location study

Campus Planning will hold an open house to share results and receive feedback on the Recreation Field Location Options Study. 

The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Erb Memorial Union.

The purpose of the study is to assess options for locating physical education and recreation fields to support future university needs. The study will allow the university to understand its options for meeting future physical education and recreation needs related to recreation fields. 

However, no project has been identified, and the study will not result in a decision about new field locations. The study was directed by UO President Michael Schill in his May 11, 2018, response to the UO Senate regarding the university’s North Campus Conditional Use Permit application to the city of Eugene, a land use application required by the city zoning for the area. 

The results of the study will inform future Campus Plan amendments. The study will be the first step in the process to amend the Campus Plan to incorporate the area between the railroad tracks and the Willamette River, a portion of which the university has identified as a potential location for future year-round recreation fields.