Alton Baker Park

Coordinates: 44°03′22″N 123°04′41″W / 44.055996°N 123.078139°W / 44.055996; -123.078139
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Alton Baker Park
View across the duck pond with scale model Sun to the left, Willamette River, Peter DeFazio Bridge, Ya-Po-Ah Terrace and Skinner Butte in background
LocationEugene, Oregon, Oregon
Coordinates44°03′22″N 123°04′41″W / 44.055996°N 123.078139°W / 44.055996; -123.078139
StatusOpen all year

Alton Baker Park is located in Eugene, Oregon, United States, near Autzen Stadium. It was named for Alton F. Baker Sr., the eleventh owner (60 years after it was founded) of Eugene's The Guard newspaper (later The Register-Guard).[1] It features duck ponds, bicycle trails, a dog park and a disc golf course, and directly touches the Ferry Street Bridge across the Willamette River.

Other amenities include the Cuthbert Amphitheater, a venue for outdoor musical and drama performances. The amphitheater is named for Fred Cuthbert, the park's designer. PRE TRAIL1st development in Alton Baker Park

Whilamut Natural Area[edit]

One of the boulders engraved with Kalapuyan words along the paths of east Alton Baker Park, this one is next to the Willamette River: "Whilamut" "Where the river ripples and runs fast"

The less developed, eastern part of Alton Baker Park is known as the Wilhamut Natural Area and links to Springfield's Eastgate Woodlands via bicycle paths and open space.[1] "Wilhamut" is a Kalapuya word that means "where the river ripples and runs fast".[1] A ceremony to rename the former East Alton Baker Park took place on September 7, 2002 and included a traditional Kalapuya naming ceremony.[1]

Nobel Peace Park[edit]

In April, 2013, the Nobel Peace Laureate Project opened a one-acre parcel inside Alton Baker Park to celebrate the United States recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. The park within a park is the first Nobel Peace Park in the United States.[2][3]

The prize recipients honored in the park are

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Alton Baker Park". City of Eugene. Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
  2. ^ "Nobel Peace Laureates". THE NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE PROJECT. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Eugene to Dedicate Nobel Peace Park". The Oregonian. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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