Why Playgrounds Are Worth the Price
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
In 2018, Eugene voters approved a Bond Measure that would produce more than $39 million for parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds. By the end of this year, about a dozen projects will be complete. Earlier, the City spent more than $1.1 million on renovations at Amazon playground. Many remember playgrounds of yore, where kids were glad to find a metal slide, a set of big swings, and a merry-go-round with a puddle filling the rut around it. What have we learned that makes us willing to invest so much more now in child’s play? The City of Eugene’s Emily Proudfoot will explain and discuss.
Title: Principal Landscape Architect
Organization: City of Eugene
Emily Proudfoot has been a Landscape Architect for the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space for over 20 years. In that time, she has worked on park projects throughout the community. She is currently managing the Downtown Riverfront Park project, a $14-million-dollar effort to connect Downtown Eugene back to the Willamette River. She also leads a team of four design professionals, manages the City’s Parks and Open Space Capital program, and is a member of the City’s Public Art Committee. Emily earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.
Organization: Better Housing Together