Where to cool off in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. - As temperatures rise, the City of Eugene invites individuals to cool off in air-conditioned libraries, community centers, swimming pools and parks.

Outside Eugene: Springfield | Oakridge | Junction City | Cottage Grove

City of Eugene Recreation pools offer great relief from the heat. The pool locations and rec swim business hours are:

  • Amazon Pool, 2600 Hilyard St., M-Su: 2-5p.m.; MW 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd.,M-F:1:10-3:40 p.m.;7-8:30 p.m. M-F; Su: 1:15-3 p.m.
  • Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Dr., M-F:1:40-3:40 p.m.; MW 7:35-8:30 p.m.; F:7:30-8:30 p.m.; Sa: Noon-2 p.m.

For more information on pool schedules and fees, visit or call (541) 682-5525.

All three Eugene Public Library locations are air-conditioned. The hours of operation are:

  • The Downtown Library, 100 West 10th Ave., is open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., M-Th, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. F-Su. Open late on Friday, July 3 10 a.m. - 8 p.m
  • The Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., and Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., are open 2 p.m - 8 p.m. Tues, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. W & Th, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F & Sa; closed Sundays.

The City operates five community centers that are air-conditioned. The hours of operation and locations of those centers are:

  • Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
  • Campbell Center, 155 High St. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
  • Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., M-F
  • Petersen Barn Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
  • River House Center, 301 No. Adams St., Noon - 4 p.m., M-F

Spray play areas in City parks are a cooling resource as well. Spray play areas are located in the following parks:

  • Fairmount
  • Friendly
  • Gilham
  • Oakmont
  • Skinner Butte RiverPlay Playground
  • Washington

Heat Relief Locations


Oakridge Library, 48318 E. 1st Street
Phone: (541)782-2258

Monday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 1pm-5pm
Thursday 9pm-12pm and 1pm-5pm
Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed

Junction City

Viking Sal Senior Center, 245 W 5th Avenue
Ages: 55 and up
Phone: 541-998-1556

Monday 8:30am-2pm
Tuesday 8:30am-3pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4pm
Thursday 8:30am-4pm
Friday 8:30am-2pm

Junction City Public Library, 726 Greenwood Street
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 998-8942

Monday 12pm-7pm
Tuesday 12pm-7pm
Wednesday 12pm-6pm
Thursday 12pm-6pm
Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sunday closed

Max Strauss Pool, 1515 Laurel Street
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 998-3621

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove Public Library, 700 Gibbs Avenue
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 942-3828

Monday 10am-5:45pm
Tuesday 10am-5:45pm
Wednesday 10am-7:45pm
Thursday 10am-7:45pm
Friday 10am-7:45pm
Saturday 10am-7:45pm
Sunday closed


Springfield City Hall
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 726-3759

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday closed

Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 W. 32nd St.
Ages: all
Phone: (541)736-4544
Monday-Friday: 5am-10pm
Saturday- Sunday: 8am-8pm

Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 E. C St.
Ages: 50 and over: 8am-5pm, 18 and over: 5pm to close
Phone: (541) 736-4444
Monday- Thursday:8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday: Closed

Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St.
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 736-4080
Hours: Monday- Saturday: 1pm-3pm

Splash! At Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Road
Ages: All

Monday 1pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm
Friday 1pm-9pm
Saturday 1pm-9pm
Sunday 1pm-9pm

Ebbert Memorial Umc (Methodist Church), 532 C St.
Ages: All
Phone: (541) 746-3512
July 30: 5pm-6:30pm
Saturday, August 1: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Monday, August 3: 8pm-10pm

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