Whiteaker Neighborhood Resources

The Whiteaker neighborhood is known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, beaneries, and breweries. However, the Whiteaker also provides a wide range of community services to its, just as varied, population.

Community Organizations

Whiteaker Community Council
Online Newsletter for Blogs, Community Meetings, and Events

Whiteaker Community Center – Corner of Clark Street and N. Jackson Street
Meeting Venue

Outdoor Activities

Flowers blaze at the Owen Rose Garden in Whiteaker. Photo courtesy of City of Eugene.

River House Outdoor Program – 301 N. Adams Street – 541-682-5329
Sladden Park – N. Adams Street and Cheshire
Washington/Jefferson Park – From 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue between Washington & Jefferson Streets – This underused park is in the process of being developed into a new skate park.
Scobert Gardens Park – 1180 W. 4th Street
Owen Rose Garden – N. Jefferson at the Willamette River
Maurie Jacobs Park – From River House to Greenway Bridge

Children’s Care

Whiteaker Head Start Program – 21 N. Grand Street – 541-762-8334
Preschool Education (ages 3-5)

Social Services

Centro Latino Americano – 944 W. 5th Avenue – 541-687-2667
Children and Family Services, Outpatient, Education, Summer Camp and Recreational Activities para los niños

Willamette Family, Inc. – 687 Cheshire Avenue – 541-342-2993
Outpatient, Detox, Alcohol/Drug Recovery, Children and Family Services

Jesco Club – 340 Blair Boulevard – 541-686-0538 12-Step Fellowship Meetings

The Eugene Mission is expanding its women and children's center. Photo Courtesy of KVAL.

The Eugene Mission – 1542 W. 1st Avenue – 541-344-7533
Homeless Shelter: Showers, beds, laundry, storage, clothing, haircuts and a day room.

Social Justice Organizations

CALC – Community Alliance of Lane County –
458 Blair Boulevard – 541-485-1755
LASC – Latin America Solidarity Committee –
458 Blair Boulevard – 541-485-8633

Public Safety

Eugene Police Department (closing January 2012) – 788 W. 6th Avenue – 541-682-5149


S.S. Whiteaker Hostel at 970 West Third Ave is the location of the main reception area of the two hostels in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Photo courtesy of the Eugene Whiteaker International Hostel website.

Eugene Whiteaker Hostels
Whiteaker Community Garden
Radio Whiteaker on KWVA 88.1 FM.
“Meditative chillout & atmospheric music with a touch of community news, including the Whiteaker Community Council & Whiteaker Cocktail Society in the studio on occasion! Sundays 4-6 pm”

About Barbara Bellinger

Journalism major and Spanish minor at University of Oregon
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