Tag Archives: Trainsong Park

Trainsong: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

BY Travis Loose EUGENE, Ore. — Northwest Eugene’s Trainsong neighborhood isn’t spoken of with much kindness. After reading about the area, and reviewing some of its residents’ comments about how the city could improve its livability, I was somewhat anxious … Continue reading

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Beautifying Trainsong

by Haley Savage Just a few short years ago, Trainsong had a reputation as a neighborhood with a lot of drugs, gang activities, and hangouts for homeless people. While some of these problems still linger, the neighborhood is now being … Continue reading

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A Woman from Guanajuato, Mexico, Makes Eugene her Home

by Sara Sebastian Yolanda Campos, 48, walks steadily after her six grandkids who run in every direction at Trainsong Park in Eugene, Ore. At one point, three grandchildren and one neighbor-boy, Kaden, sit in swings yelling politely for somebody to … Continue reading

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Trainsong Sings a New Tune

Gangs, drugs, and criminals. These were the words Trainsong residents and business owners once used to define their neighborhood. Community, clean-up, and initiative are the words they now use to define an area that has taken steps to improve its … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Neighborhood

A common theme among employees who work in the Trainsong neighborhood in Eugene is  not knowing where that neighborhood is located. Larry Bradley, the owner of Chocolate Decadence, said that the worst part of the neighborhood is that nobody knows … Continue reading

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A Changing Perception

As Jon Crawford strolled through Trainsong Park with his dog Kingpin on Friday morning he had the whole place to himself and that’s just the way he likes it. “Everyone here keeps to theirselves,” he said. “This is on of … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Trainsong

  As Dillon and I searched for the Trainsong neighborhood on our trusted two wheelers we quickly realized we should have brought a map. The rather small, railroad filled area of Eugene proved rather difficult to find. Bordered by Hwy. … Continue reading

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Who Gets the Final Word?

Story and photos by Diana Higgins Trainsong Park is calm on a Friday afternoon. Fenced backyards follow a bike path around the edge and a still blue cargo train covered in graffiti lines the western side. A boy skates alone … Continue reading

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Issues

There is a problem with with how I’ve gone about looking into looking at my neighborhood. I’ve spent a majority of my time talking to workers and business owners, but almost no time spent talking to the people of the … Continue reading

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The Trainsong Paradox

Trainsong is a neighborhood of contrast. The perimeter is an open, formless expanse of untamed grassland that unfolds into rigid parallel lines of steel railroad track and rubber power lines. Within the narrow confines of the small neighborhood, sounds clash … Continue reading

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