The Willamette Falls Legacy Project is such an exciting, monumental undertaking and it’s going to be just fabulous!
There’s something really big brewing here in Oregon City! It is a 22-acre waterfront awe-inspiring site that started creative development in 2011. (http://www.willamettefallslegacy.org)
The Willamette Falls is an important historical and cultural location. Oregon City, Clackamas County, Metro and the State of Oregon are working with the Blue Heron Paper Mill’s new owners the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The goal is to reconnect people to a magnificent natural wonder which includes habitat restoration and public access improvements, leading visitors along the river from McLoughlin Boulevard to a landing at the north end of a future public gathering place. The larger Willamette Falls overlook, designed in 2020, would be constructed in a future phase. Learn more about it on their magnificent website. (http://www.willamettefallslegacy.org)
- Group tours are available of the site… and are pictured here from the Caufield Neighborhood Association tour! The majority of the tour is outdoors and the covered areas are still pretty exposed to the elements so dress accordingly. Tour dates must be scheduled in advance and are usually limited to Mondays and Fridays excluding federal holidays, and last about 2 hours long. Public tours are offered a few times per year as well. Reserve your group tour date – http://www.willamettefallslegacy.org/events/
- Receive news & updates on the project by clicking on this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page to enter your information – http://www.willamettefallslegacy.org
- Get involved – https://www.friendsofwflp.org
- Like them on social media! https://www.facebook.com/rediscoverthefalls/
- Read Portland Monthly’s article on the Riverwalk here.