Saturday, August 15
This all-day outdoor music festival is a benefit for Bohemia Park and will be featuring bands from across the NW!
Bohemia Park is a 14-acre heritage park being built in the heart of downtown Cottage Grove on the site of a former railway storage yard. The public park was inspired by L.L. “Stub” Stewart, a Cottage Grove native and one of the original owners of Bohemia Lumber Co. Mr. Stewart, a champion of parks, wildlife and forest conservation statewide, envisioned a large community green space where southern Lane County residents and visitors could enjoy the beauty of the valley while celebrating the heritage of the region. Mr. Stewart passed away in 2005 at age 93. In his will, Mr. Stewart provided initial funding to launch the creation of Bohemia Park. Today, The Bohemia Foundation and the City of Cottage Grove have teamed up to make the park a reality.
Once fully developed, Bohemia Park will feature:
- A central garden pond and stream
- An amphitheater with seating for 2,000 people
- Group picnic areas
- Walking trails
- Children’s playground
- Heritage museum and community center
Bohemia Park: A Gift That Keeps On Giving
In addition to transforming a downtown eyesore into a lush green space, Bohemia Park will be the catalyst to revitalize Cottage Grove by creating a welcoming gateway to the downtown area.
Bohemia Park will also provide the following benefits:
- Economic — The park and amenities such as the amphitheater and the museum will attract out-of-area visitors who will spend their dollars in our community.
- Social — Not only will neighbors meet while strolling along the paths or watching kids at the playground, Bohemia Park will be the perfect spot for public gatherings such as Bohemia Mining Days, and for private events such as family reunions, birthday parties, and weddings and anniversaries.
- Health — With lighted and paved paths meandering through the park, residents will have a safe and beautiful place to walk and bike.
- Environmental — The central 3-acre garden pond and bio-swale system will serve both an aesthetic and environmental purpose: the contents — treated City wastewater in summer and storm water runoff in winter — will be used to irrigate the 14-acre grounds. Trees and other landscaping will create a cooling oasis in the center of town.