Friends of Charnel Mulligan Park

Join the Friends of Charnel Mulligan Park!

Parks are open but playgrounds are closed – maintain 6 feet between people to stop viral spread!

As of April 6, the city manager has authorized homeless camping in city parks, but has failed to provide supervision. This was done over the objection of park staff. We feel that the city needs to provide structured camp sites instead. If you agree, contact the city.

Park Mural Project

The mural design was created by a Eugene artist, David Placencia. He teaches art classes to children at Wheelhaus Arts and his students will help with the project, gaining valuable experience working on large format designs. The theme of the mural is “Pollination” and has the educational component of why it is important to encourage pollinators in our gardens.

We are looking for donations of materials or cash (cash donations are tax deductible), donor’s logos will be prominently displayed in our neighborhood newsletter, on our website and social media, and at our neighborhood picnic on July 23. You will also receive a certificate of appreciation from the JWN.

Join our volunteers!

If you would like to speak further about the Charnel Mulligan mural project, feel free to reach out to Stacy at . She’d love to answer any questions you have and give you more information.

The City of Eugene, Eugene Police, and JWN leadership agree that the future success of this park depends upon a committed partnership with neighbors.  Please join us!

The  mission statement for the FOCMP:

To partner with the City of Eugene, the Eugene Police Dept., and other relevant entities to promote safe and welcoming activities and events in Charnel Mulligan Park; to organize periodic work parties; and to encourage and support Park Watch and other park monitoring and policing activities.

Members (partial list)

  • Tom Happy
  • Jeff Lake (member of JWN Neighborhood Matching Grant and Events Committees)
  • Berry Broadbent (JWN 2017 Nominating Committee)
  • Nils Stark (co-owner Cornucopia Restaurant)

Affiliated Participants

  • Steve Kenny, Associate Pastor, New Hope Christian Church
If you want to get involved, contact

Charnel Mulligan Park is open!

See the Register-Guard Story:

Jefferson Westside Neighbors Summer Picnic Potluck and Charnel Mulligan Park Grand Opening Celebration a EUG Success!

Charnel Mulligan Park enjoyed its grand opening and the JWN Neighbors celebrated its annual picnic with more than 400 cheering neighbors under cloudy, yet dry, skies on Thursday, June 15. The event began at 5pm with a parade, led by the One More Time Marching Band, from Wayside Park at 15th and Charnelton to the newly-renovated Charnel Mulligan Park.

City of Eugene landscape architect and planning project manager Philip Richardson welcomed the crowd and explained the history of the park’s renovation, noting the involvement of JWN Neighbors, New Hope Church, the Eugene Police Department, Park Watch, Cornucopia, the National Association of Realtors, Capstone Settlement Fund, Eugene Parks Foundation, and SEHS Integrated Outdoor Program. As he said, the park represents the best work of a community, “inviting everyone to participate, being transparent, digging into the issues, finding a workable balance.” Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis then cut the ribbon officially opening Charnel Mulligan Park.

The One More Time Marching Band provided lively music. Friends of Trees offered tree tours of the Park and the surrounding neighborhood. New Hope Church and Cornucopia served up burgers and cake. With support from the Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, Eugene Sunday Streets gave out free bike and skateboard helmets to kids and adults. Greater Eugene Area Riders (GEARS) promoted safe cycling and the organization’s weekly rides. The Eugene Police Department offered tips on neighborhood and park safety. Attendees played Frisbee, twirled hula hoops, and hopped across the fresh grass in a gunny sack race.