Sports Facilities and Programs
Go for a swim in the indoor pools at Echo Hollow (1560 Echo Hollow Rd., 541/682-5525) or Sheldon (2445 Willakenzie Rd., 541/682-5314). Drop-in visitors pay a few bucks.
Lane County Ice (Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., 541/687-3615) offers ice-skating lessons and open public skating.
It must be said that Eugene’s weather sometimes makes indoor activities more appealing than scampering up wet rocks. On those days, or after a day of running and biking, drop in for some yoga at Four Winds Center (in the Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 541/484-6100, www.fourwindsyoga.org), which offers a wide variety of classes with some very good teachers.
Of the many public tennis courts throughout Eugene, the best-lit facilities are at the University of Oregon and at 24th Avenue and Amazon Parkway near Roosevelt Middle School.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel