Eugene Field Park is one of 14 parks eligible in Staples Dream Park Challenge, meaning if Eugene gets enough votes, they'll receive $25,000 for park improvements. You can vote every day, or if you want to you can pick up a staples card (free) that counts for 10 votes. In order to vote you need to register (free) which means you enter some basic information about yourself like name and address. Eugene Field Park is currently winning by a large margin (64%) but that doesn't mean you shouldn't vote! Voting continues until November 16th.
Oh yeah, and if Eugene Field Park wins, Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears will throw a celebration party at the park.
...and here is a petition by the Friends of Eugene Field Park to get their playlot renovated.