Fairmount Neighborhood’s eastern boundary lies along a ridge line terminating at Judkins Point, with the Willamette River forming the northern edge, the University of Oregon bordering on the west, and 30th Avenue at its southern-most terminus.
The stability and friendliness people experience in our neighborhood give residents a shared sense of pride in our corner of Eugene. In particular, Fairmount’s shared places—parks, streetscapes, and commercial areas—lend a special character to our neighborhood.
Within our neighborhood lie four city parks: Hendricks, Washburne, Mission and Fairmount. These parks provide a variety of recreational uses, including play areas for children, gathering spaces for neighborhood events and concerts, and places to walk and hike. Hendricks Park has an active volunteer group, which often works to remove invasive plants from the park grounds.
Fairmount’s streetscapes offer clues to our neighborhood’s past. The tracks that remain from Eugene’s street railway line peek out through a corner of a neighborhood street. Walk down our alleys and see old apple trees, evidence of the orchard that used to be here. Interested in more local history? Take a look at the neighborhood history booklet a group of volunteers recently completed, made possible with funding from a City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant (to download the booklet, follow this link and then choose “click here to start download from MediaFire).
In its earlier days, Fairmount boasted numerous commercial and industrial enterprises, including a mill and furniture factory, a dairy, and several corner grocers. Today, our vibrant commercial areas include local businesses, favorite restaurants and places to enjoy a local beer, bakery good, or ice cream cone. In the summer of 2010, a farmers market began in the summer months on Sundays at the corner of 19th and Agate.
Our neighborhood association has a sustainability committee, which has hosted events such as guest speakers and seed and plant exchanges in the past. Our neighborhood association website contains information about upcoming events and other items of interest.