Critics of Eugene's proposal to buy an aging baseball stadium say its purchase would deprive many residents of needed park space.

Last month, the city proposed spending more than $4 million to preserve Civic Stadium. The money could come from what's left of a major parks bond measure passed by Eugene voters in 2006.

But financial advisor Scott Sanders of North Eugene tells the Register Guard that'd be unfair. Sanders found that 80 percent of parkland purchased with the bond measure has been in the city's south side.

The measure was intended to put a park within a half-mile of most Eugene residents.

Parks officials say they've stuck to the intent of the bond.

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