Moon Mountain Site Restoration
Guided Park Tour
Saturday, September 16, 9 - 11 a.m.
Meet at the end of Weldon Lane
Explore Moon Mountain Park with staff from Parks and Open Space, Eugene Springfield Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry.
This guided opportunity will give neighbors and park visitors a chance to learn about the wildfire response, emergency preparedness and plans for recovery and habitat enhancement.
Please be advised that the trail is uneven and somewhat steep terrain. Meet at the end of Welden Lane. Parking is limited, consider carpooling or walking if you live nearby.
Park is Open to the Public
Moon Mountain Park has reopened to the public as of Friday, July 28.
Parks staff assessed the official park trail for tree hazards, cleared and stabilized the trail, and reinstalled park boundary markers. Areas outside of the official trail system have not been evaluated for hazards and may contain very irregular ground and unstable trees.
The prairie and oak savanna that burned during July's wildfire is expected to recover. Regular fire is part of grassland ecosystems in the Willamette Valley. This wildfire was quick moving and likely benefitted the native habitat.
Parks and Open Space is requesting that everyone help in the recovery effort by staying on the official park trail and staying out of the burned areas. These areas are especially sensitive as they recover. Large wildflower patches will return if they are not trampled and the oak trees should also rebound as long as they aren't climbed.
Restoration planning is underway and work will begin this fall. A public tour hosted by Parks staff will be offered in September. Sign up for project updates and tour information.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
About Moon Mountain Park
Moon Mountain Park is an undeveloped natural area in Eugene’s Ridgeline Park system, located north of Coryell Ridge Park and south of Snowberry Road. Moon Mountain features wildflower-filled upland prairies, oak woodland, and conifer forests. The park also offers views of the confluence of the middle and coast forks of the Willamette River, Mount Pisgah, Coryell Ridge, the Laurel Hill Valley, and Spencer Butte.