Golden Gardens is a natural area park located in Eugene’s Bethel neighborhood, at the intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive, north of Barger Drive. The ponds in the center of the park were originally pits created by the excavation of gravel for use in construction of Beltline Road. Enhancements to the ponds for improved wildlife habitat and user safety were completed in 2009. With help from the Friends of Golden Gardens, Prairie Mountain School, Active Bethel Citizens and the entire Bethel community, several new features were added:
A mile-long soft surface walking path around the ponds
Natural, gently sloping pond edges that provide greater safety for park users and also benefit wildlife
Additional native trees, shrubs, and grasses
Improved wildlife habitat
Emergency access roads and ramps to each pond

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