Join us for our Annual JWN Picnic!

July 11, 5:30-7:30 @ Monroe Park
Live music, fun activities, games, free food for neighbors courtesy of the Eugene Emeralds Food Truck, dessert, and more!

Call for Participants
Do you know of a nonprofit or other community group that might like to have a booth or table at our annual event? Let us know!

The JWN Picnic is back at Monroe Park this year to celebrate the long awaited reopening of our newly renovated restrooms. Thanks to a previous park bond levy, we now have an updated and weather-tight facility to serve the critical need for public restrooms. The new restrooms are the culmination of a JWN campaign to increase access to restrooms that began in 2016. First we advocated to open the restrooms outside of specific events, then year round. Next we persuaded the city to install temporary weather-proofing. Finally, we convinced the city to dedicate the funds for the remodel. The upgraded restrooms also have successfully addressed people using the park bushes and alleys as a toilet. The renovated restrooms, new lighting, new park furniture (coming soon), and hundreds of volunteer hours are all part of the JWN’s and the Friends of Monroe Park’s efforts to enhance this important public resource. Currently, we are negotiating with Parks for event access to water and power.

Want to get involved? Join the Friends of Monroe Park Saturday, June 24, 9AM to noon for the final work party of the year.