Washington County Parks
Located just 25 miles southwest of Portland, at the base of Oregon's beautiful coastal range, Hagg Lake offers visitors the best of outdoor recreational activities. Owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and maintained and operated by Washington County, the park features numerous picnic areas, two boat launching facilities, a fully stocked lake for fishing, more than 15 miles of hiking trails, and observation decks for wildlife and bird watching. Since the creation of Henry Hagg Lake in the mid-1970s, Washington County, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Washington County Elks Lodges have shared a commitment to make the park user-friendly to every visitor. The physical address of the Park is 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119.
Metzger Park is a seven-acre, fully accessible Park set in a forested environment. It features a variety of outdoor play equipment and is conveniently located at the corner of Hall and Hemlock, just two minutes from Washington Square, at 8400 SW Hemlock Street Portland, OR 97223 (Corner of SW Hall Blvd. & SW Hemlock St.). The Patricia D. Whiting Metzger Park Hall provides celebration and meeting space on a year-round basis for a variety of different groups and interests. This is a great place for weddings, receptions, meetings, picnics, and parties.
Eagle Landing is a small half-acre parcel on the banks of the Tualatin River located just off of Rainbow Lane near Groner Elementary School. This Park was established through a government/private partnership involving a local Boy Scout Eagle Badge project. As part of the project requirements, the local Scout Troop 874 maintains the Park in perpetuity. In honor of the Eagle Scout project accomplishment, the Washington County Board of Commissioners named the Park “Eagle Landing.”
The amenities in the Park include a 12-vehicle gravel parking lot, a connecting gravel pathway, a trash receptacle, picnic table, and signage board with posted Park rules & regulations. The terminus of the pathway is on the east bank of the Tualatin River where there is a steel staircase to provide non-motorized boat access to and from the River. The Park is open seven days a week year round.