Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and come watch films with your family and friends! Oregon City offers many opportunities to explore your natural environment, see a concert, view a movie, get exercise, bird watch, kayak, walk and play. The Parks Department maintains 26 parks and over 250 acres of grounds throughout the City.
Visit our new disc golf course at Singer Creek Park, 130 Linn Avenue, featuring 8 new baskets and a whole lot of fun! If you have never heard of disc golf, it is played much like traditional golf but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a frisbee. The object of the game is just like “regular golf” – you must complete each hole in the fewest throws. The frisbee is thrown from a tee area to the elevated metal basket. Find out more about this sport here.
Newell Creek Canyon is one of the best hiking spots in Oregon City. It is a 233-acre urban forest between downtown OC and Hwy 213… 485 Warner Milne Rd., Oregon City OR 97045. More info on this below!
Enjoy the Stone Creek Hiking trail: 2.8 miles that winds around the golf course and houses surrounding with a small section that goes through a wooded area and a stream. It’s an easy trail covered in wood chips that helps keep the mud at bay during wet weather. 14603 S Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City
The Clackamette Park Loop has a nice walking and bike trail. Bring your leashed dog and enjoy great views of the Clackamas River. 1955 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City, OR 97045
Beat the summer heat by visiting our spray parks: Rivercrest Spraypark and Carnegie Spraypark. Our outdoor wading pool is also an option at the indoor pool site; 1211 Jackson Street, Oregon City. *Please note; dogs/animals are not allowed in the water parks. For more details, visit their website.
Clackamette RV Park / 1955 Clackamette Drive. Oregon City
•38 Spaces accommodating up to 40′ RVs
•Water + electricity 30 amp hookups
•RV Dump on-site
•River access + view of Willamette River
BOATING & KAYAKING
Sportcraft Boat Ramp is located at 1701 Clackamette Drive gives you boat ramp access to the Willamette River and also has restrooms. You can rent paddleboards or kayaks at eNRG Kayaks~ 1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City. They also offer a one-mile tour in which you may see herons, osprey, the occasional sea lion, the historic Willamette Falls Locks and the Falls themselves. 503-772-1122. (You must be 8 years old to paddle alone.)
Hillendale Park has both Pickleball courts and a Pickleball Club to accompany it! Check them out on Facebook here!
Parks with children’s play structures;
- Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Park / 14491 S. Glen Oak Rd., Oregon City
- Canemah Children’s Park / 815 4th Ave., Oregon City
- Chapin Park / 340 Warner Parrott Road, Oregon City
- Hazelwood Park / 920 Laurelwood Drive, Oregon City
- Park Place Park / 16180 Front Ave., Oregon City
- Rivercrest Park / 131 Park Dr., Oregon City
- Wesley Lynn Park / 12901 Frontier Pkwy., Oregon City
- Hillendale Park / 19260 Clairmont Way, Oregon City
- Barcley Hills Park / 13571 Barclay Hills Dr., Oregon City
Skate park / Clackamas Skate Park / 1955 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City
If you’re into skating, you’ll love Oregon City’s new skate shop!
Faulkner Skate Shop: 1678 Beavercreek Rd. Suite-I, Oregon City
The Tyrone S. Woods park is fairly new and recently opened on 5/14/21 at 14491 South Glen Oak Road. It is a 9.1-acre site located in the Caufield neighborhood of Oregon City. See information on the master plan here. Phase one is completed but the rest is not yet fully built out. You’ll find the children’s play area, the dog park, the pavilion and walkways are completed for your enjoyment. If you are in the estate planning time in your life and are thinking of a gift, the Oregon City Parks Foundation was created to inspire volunteerism, civic involvement and philanthropy in support of our parks system.
Newell Creek Canyon is a 233-acre urban forest // 485 Warner Milne Rd., Oregon City OR 97045. It features almost four miles of trails for hikers and cyclists. Parking, restrooms and the picnic area are wheelchair accessible! Dogs and other pets are not allowed. A 1.2-mile multi-use trail serves as the backbone for the new network. It has a beginner loop for cyclists higher up in the canyon, as well as a route designed for intermediate-to-expert off-road cyclists closer to Newell Creek itself along the canyon’s bottom. Hiking-only trails are concentrated in the canyon’s northern side, where overlook platforms provide views and a vantage point for bird watching. The site may, at some point, feature a children’s play area and bathrooms. See information on the new park here.
Up & Coming:
The Beavercreek Master Plan was renamed Thimble Creek Concept Plan in the Spring of 2020. It has been in the works for quite some time but the build-out includes a network of green spaces intended to provide:
- A connected system of parks, open spaces and natural areas that link together and link to the Environmentally Sensitive Resource Areas, Scenic and open space amenities and community gathering places
- Locations where storm water and water quality facilities can be combined with open space amenities, and opportunities to implement sustainable development and infrastructure
- Green spaces near the system of trails and pedestrian connections
- Open spaces which complement buildings and the urban, built environment
- Access to nature
- Tree and natural area preservation
- Beavercreek Road was expanded to a future 5 lane section and the intersections to be signalized rather than utilizing a roundabout approach to enable more pedestrians.
- Additional home occupation options for entrepreneurs (3 offsite employees and 300 ft of retail space)
- Green building incentives for residential development and more.
See information on the master plan here.
According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), nine in 10 Americans walk for fun. Their favorite places to walk include local parks, along beaches and rivers, and neighborhood sidewalks.
Side Note about Bird Watching:
The Backyard Habitat Certification Program by the Audubon Society of Portland (http://audubonportland.org) expanded to new Clackamas County cities including Oregon City! If you have an interest, find out more about this wonderful program here.
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