2775 Edison Street, Eugene
Playground features: Train-themed small kid area, big kid area, simple sand and water feature
Picnic Tables: yes
Water Fountains: yes
Bike Path: yes
Covered Shelter: no
Distance walking from parking to playground: 20 ft
Other Park Features: small skatepark, ballfield, basketball court
Love/Hate: We LOVE the train. If your tot is as into trains as mine is then this will be an instant favorite. Also awesome is the real merry-go-round. A lot of parks have replaced their merry-go-rounds with modern spinning circles now, which are cool in their own right but not the same as those classic nausea-inducing real merry-go-rounds. Not so great is the neighborhood. I don't think I'd feel comfortable at this park without some mom friends with me. Bring a friend and enjoy a day of toddler-conducted train rides!
If your kid really likes trains try the Oregon Pacific Railroad up in Portland. Rides are only $5 (2 and under are free), start at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center (aka more trains to see!) and go into a wildlife refuge and back. Super awesome and you might even see a deer in the refuge if you look close.