The Churchill neighborhood is located in the far west part of Eugene, just miles from Downtown and the University area. By driving west, straight down 18th st., one will land in the Churchill neighborhood, just as my group did. The Churchill neighborhood is not considered to be one of the more well-known or visited parts of Eugene.
As our group explored the area, we found that the neighborhood was not buzzing with people or activity, but instead there were many deserted homes and buildings. The cloudy Eugene weather seemed to mimic the somber mood of the Churchill neighborhood.
However, we did stumble upon Churchill High School and more activity going on at the sports park located behind the school. The sports park includes a football field, playground, basketball court, and skate park. Students that enjoy skateboarding in their free time, told us they come to the skate park every day after school.There were also a number of people playing a pick-up game of basketball on the court next to the skating area.
After one day of exploring the Churchill neighborhood, we look forward to finding out what else goes on in the west side part of town in the upcoming weeks!