and politics come alive at the Wayne
Morse Ranch Historical Park. This twenty-seven acre park
of open space and natural wooded area was home to the man that has
come to symbolize political integrity and service in America: Senator
Wayne L. Morse, Oregon’s independent United States Senator
(1944-1968). The 1936 National Historic Register home and ranch
was the working farm of Morse and his family, which they called
park, house and picnic shelter is managed by City of Eugene Recreation
Services, with preservation and interpretive assistance from the
Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation.
historic house is available for rentals such as business
meetings, weddings, reunions special events and other group oriented
activities for up to 30 people.
adjoining meadow and picnic shelter with limited kitchen
facilities are also available for rent May through October for groups
of up to 125 people. Amplified sound is not permitted at outdoor
events on the park.
picnic shelter and field are open daily to the public, unless otherwise
reserved. The park grounds are open daily to the general public
for nature walks and strolling, Dogs are permitted in the fenced
off-leash dog exercise area. Visitors with dogs are asked to please
observe the “scoop” law in the park.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an independent organization,
located on the Morse Ranch Park, rehabilitates injured wild birds
and small animals. Call first before arriving: (541) 485-8440
summer day camp operated by the City of Eugene is held
June, July and August in the Morse Ranch Park. Contact Amazon Center
for registration and information: (541) 682-5373.