FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Transportation

Public Transportation


There are several public transit options to get you to Alton Baker Park and we highly recommend using them as parking is very limited. Please check out Moovit's website for more info.




Ride Shares


Lyft and Uber are both great ways to get the Pride...maybe even grab a carpool! Ride Shares can drop-off/pickup in the main parking lot for folks with accessibility concerns. We ask that everyone else use the parking area acress Day Island Road for pickups and drop-offs.




Parking


The main parking lot by Pride is designated as Accessible Parking only. All other attendees will have access to the overflow lot further down Day Island Road. It is a short walk to the Festival from the lot, so please plan accordingly.




Accessible Parking


The main lot near the festival is designated for Accessible Parking only. To enter the lot, simply tell the lot attendant that you need accessible parking. We want to make sure that anyone with mobility issues has close accessibility to the event so please only use the lot if you need accessible parking.





Misc.

Are dogs allowed at Pride in the Park?


Yes! Dogs are welcome at Pride in the Park, but they must be on leash and well-behaved at all times. Please be sure to bring a water dish to keep your dog hydrated and happy. Dogs should be taken to the space behind the beer garden or another area away from the booths if they need to relieve themselves. Please be a responsible owner and clean up after your pet.




Can I bring my own food?


Absolutely! Feel free to bring snacks, a picnic, or a whole pizza! Just be sure that you do not have alcohol or glass containers of any kind...and be sure to pick up your trash.




What do I do if I get sick or hurt?


At any point in time, you can find someone with a hot pink Pride VOLUNTEER or STAFF shirt, flag down a Security officer, or visit the Info Booth to get assistance. If there is a medical emergency, please call 911 and then notify staff.




Can I take photos?


We highly encourage you to take photos of yourself enjoying your time at Pride. (Don't forget to hashtag #EugPride and #PridePack on social media!) Feel free to take pictures with that person in the rockin' outfit or the lady with the rainbow hair or the dude with the killer beard...just get consent first!




What are the hours for Pride?


Pride is open from 11 AM to 6 PM! Vendors will begin tearing down at 6 PM and we ask folks to move along at that point to allow them to get home and get some rest after a long day at the park.




Is Pride family-friendly?


100%! Pride is very intentionally family-friendly and will offer a ton of activities for kids and adults alike.




Are there water fountains?


There will be numerous water stations around the festival. Feel free to bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.




How much does Pride in the Park cost?


Pride in the Park is a free event. We do, however, ask for donations to support our Pride Youth Scholarship Fund. We were able to give aways $10,000 to high school and college students in 2020 and we would love to match that this year! Donations can be made via PayPal, credit, debit, or cash. Signs will be posted around the park with a PayPal QR code to scan and you can visit our Info Booth under the large shade structure to use plastic or cash.





The Do's and Don'ts of Pride

Guidelines for a Great Event


  • Ask to take photos with people, touch costumes, or otherwise be in someone's space

  • Bring an empty, reusable water bottle to fill at the water stations

  • Be prepared for bag searches within the festival area

  • Show respect and kindness to everyone attending Pride

  • Bring a chair or blanket for stage seating

  • Practice social distancing and wear your mask

  • Be patient with folks as we all get used to gatherings again

  • Take care of yourself and your pack during the hot/humid weather




What should I wear to Pride?


You should wear what makes you feel the most like you! Pride is all about authenticity and freedom. That said, this is a family-friendly event so please be mindful and respectful of everyone who will be attending and their inability to consent to your gear. It is going to be HOT so we recommend loose, cool clothing so you stay healthy! If you have specific questions regarding gear or outfits, please contact us .




Restrictions and Rules


  • No signs within festival grounds

  • No amplification devices

  • No weapons of any kind (real or toy)

  • No glass containers

  • No smoking or vaping within the park no markers, spray cans, etc.

  • No unauthorized vendors, soliciting

  • No gear or paraphernalia

  • No political/religious messages outside of approved area (i.e. an approved vendor/sponsor space)

  • Bag searches may be requested by security at any time

  • All alcohol must be purchased & contained within the Beer Garden





March Info

Are vehicles allowed for the March?


Only city vehicles are allowed to participate in the March. These restrictions are due to both safety concerns for the participants and regulations regarding the difference between a March and a Parade.




What is the March route?


Please visit our March page to see the route.




How long is the March? Is the route accessible?


The march is approximately 1.3 miles long and is on both city streets and sidewalks. There may be parts of the route that are not accessible to folks with mobility concerns. Unfortunately, no motorized vehicles are allowed as it is designated as a march and not a parade. We encourage everything to come to the rally at Spectrum at 10am and then travel to the festival in whatever way they can.




If I can't march with the group, how can I participate?


You are welcome to gather for the rally at Spectrum at 10am and/or the end of the route at Alton Baker to celebrate with the group.




Where should I park?


There are several parking garages around Spectrum and most are free on Saturdays. The closest is 1175 Charnelton St. We highly recommend carpooling and using public transit.





Covid Safety

Are masks required?


Masks are required for all non-vaccinated folks and recommended for everyone regardless of vaccination status. This is for everyone's protection and to help our event stay safe. Free masks are available in the Info Booth under the giant rainbow tent.




How is social distancing working?


All booths have been placed with social distancing in mind and the event is now spread out to encourage social distancing. We ask that everyone be aware of keeping space between folks and to be respectful. There is lots of space for seating at the stage and we encourage people to bring chairs and blankets and spread out.




What if I don't feel comfortable attending?


We understand that everyone will need to participate at their own comfort level and we encourage folks to do that. We hope that you'll participate with the community through our social media accounts and website!