FAQ - Facilities

Eagle Landing Park

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Are reservations required at Eagle Landing Park?

A. Reservations at Eagle Landing Park are only for special use events.

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Are there concessions at the Eagle Landing Park?

A. No, there is no concessions at Eagle Landing Park.

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Are there sanitation facilities at Eagle Landing Park?

A. No, there are not sanitation facilities at Eagle Landing Park.

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Can I bring my pet?

A. Yes. Washington County leash laws apply at Eagle Landing Park.

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Can I park my canoe/kayak trailer at Eagle Landing Park?

A. Yes, you can park your canoe/kayak trailer at Eagle Landing Park, but only for the time the watercraft is in use.

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Is fishing allowed at Eagle Landing Park?

A. Yes, fishing is allowed at Eagle Landing Park. Refer to State of Oregon fishing and hunting regulations.

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Is hunting allowed at Eagle Landing Park?

A. No, hunting is not allowed at Eagle Landing Park.

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Is there a user fee at Eagle Landing Park?

A. No, there is no user fee for Eagle Landing Park.

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Is there overnight camping at Eagle Landing Park?

A. No. There is no overnight camping at Eagle Landing Park.

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What are the hours at Eagle Landing Park?

A. Hours of operation at Eagle Landing Park is sunrise to sunset, every day of the year.

Hagg Lake

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Are animals (pets) allowed at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Yes,animals are allowed at Hagg Lake Park, but please refer all questions to animal control.

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Are boats available for rent within Hagg Lake Park?

A. Boat rental vendor coming soon.

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Are there softball fields, playground equipment, etc. available at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Unfortunately not at this time, however, we are happy to say these amenities (and much more) for Hagg Lake Park are coming soon.

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Can we rent recreational equipment at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Washington County does not directly offer recreational equipment for rent at Hagg Lake Park. Boat vendor TBD and coming soon.

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How do I get to Hagg Lake Park?

A. Hagg Lake Park is located 25 mile southwest of Portland (near Forest Grove). The physical address to the Park is 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119.

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How do I make a reservation for Hagg Lake Park?

A. For Hagg Lake Park site availability, description of the various (4) facilities offered, and price estimates, simply call (503) 359-5732, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (closed during the lunch hour - noon to 1:00)
Reservation applications should be sent to: Washington County Parks, Attention Park Reservations, 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119

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How is the water quality for swimming at Hagg Lake?

A. Water quality is tested weekly at Hagg Lake in search of any harmful contaminates. Water samples from three (3) separate locations at the Lake are sent to the Oregon Health Division Center for Public Health Laboratories. We are happy to report that the levels of contaminates in the water are very low and do not pose a health threat to recreational users of the Lake. Please check out the following website for tips on Healthy Swimming: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/.

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How much are the Season Passes at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Season passes for Hagg Lake are sold in the following increments:
Vehicle/Boat Passes -- $55.00
Senior Citizen (55+) & Veteran Passes -- $35.00
Season passes are good for one vehicle at a time but are transferable between same family vehicles.

Season Passes should be attached to the driver's side windshield or at least visible on the driver's side of vehicle dash at all time.

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How much does it cost for general and special use reservations at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Prices at Hagg Lake Park vary according to your requirements and the purpose of your reservation. Please contact (503) 359-5732 for assistance.
General reservations require a refundable security deposit of $125, plus a non-refundable reservation fee, based on the site selected $280 for covered pavilion - $180 for open air spot.
Special Use Event Reservations (i.e. - commercial film shoots, large scale events) require a refundable security deposit, a non-refundable reservation fee, and additional charges based on the event.

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How much is a Daily Pass for Hagg Lake Park?

A. Daily passes for Hagg Lake are only sold at the park entrance Ranger Station located at Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. Credit cards are accepted. There are no retail outlet sales available for day passes. There is also an automated machine, at the park entrance Ranger Station, where you may purchase a $6.00 day passes when an attendant does not occupy the Ranger Station. Daily passes are sold in the following increments through the park entrance Ranger Station Attendant
Vehicle/Boat -- $6.00
Senior Citizen (55+)or Veteran Pass -- $4.00
All passes must be properly displayed in your vehicle at all times to avoid a citation while in the Park during the operating season.

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Is alcohol allowed in Hagg Lake Park?

A. Yes, alcohol is allowed in Hagg Lake Park.
You are responsible for yourself and your guests when alcohol is involved.
The Park is patrolled by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police, and by Park Rangers.
Catered events, where an alcohol server/bartender is preparing and serving drinks, require a permit from the Washington County Health Department.

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What are the Park hours at Hagg Lake?

A. Hagg Lake is open during daylight hours. 

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What facilities does Hagg Lake Park have to offer?

A. Hagg Lake Park has many options and types. Please refer to the Facilities page of the website for more details or call the park office at 503-359-5732 for more information.

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What is a Park Advisory Board?

A. The Park Advisory Board is comprised of community members that provide advice on the maintenance, operations, and capital development needs of Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. Traditionally, members are appointed from all Commissioner districts.
For more information, or to download an application, please visit the Boards and Commissions site.

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What other activities are available at Hagg Lake?

A. Hagg Lake Park boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a detailed list.

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What recreational activities are allowed at Hagg Lake Park?

A. The Hagg Lake Park is especially well suited towards water sports activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a more detailed listing.

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Where can I get a Season Pass or Hagg Lake Park brochure?

A. Hagg Lake season passes and brochures are available at the following locations:
Hillsboro Hanks #2 - Photo Counter, 661 SE Baseline, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 648-5122
Lake Stop Store, 8015 SW Old Hwy 47, Gaston, OR 97116 (503) 357-4270
The park entrance Ranger Station and park office located at Hagg Lake also sells season passes and offers brochures. Please feel free to contact the park office for more information (503) 359-5732.

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Will my cell phone work at Hagg Lake Park?

A. Cell phone coverage is spotty at Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. There are pay phones located at both Boat Ramp A and Boat Ramp C. The Lakestop store also has a pay phone.

Metzger Park

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Do I need to clean-up after my event at Metzger Park?

A. Yes. Your party is responsible for the clean-up at Metzger Park.

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Does Metzger Park Hall provide linens, dishware or eating utensils?

A. No, linens, dishware or eating utensils are not provided at Metzger Park Hall.

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How do I reserve and confirm an event at Metzger Park?

A. Full payment of the hourly charge and security deposit will reserve the date for your event at Metzger Park. Reservations are taken on a "first come, first served" basis - (503) 359-5732

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How many guests will Metzger Park Hall accommodate?

A. Metzger Park Hall can accommodate about 200 total. The facilities at Metzger Park Hall include:
One 1,200 square foot room with a sliding glass doors that leads to a patio area. This room can accommodate 100-150 people.
One 600 square foot room, with sliding glass doors, that leads to the beautiful Park outside. This room can accommodate 50-75.

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Is music or a DJ allowed at my event at Metzger Park?

A. Yes. Music is allowed as long as it is not so loud that it bothers the neighbors at Metzger Park.

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Is there a minimum amount of hours I need to rent at Metzger Park?

A. Yes, at Metzger Park there is a three hour minimum. Set up and clean up time is included in the time that you pay for.

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Is there a phone information line for Washington County Park Reservations?

A. Yes.
Information on Park reservations for Metzger Park and Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake can be obtained by dialing the Parks Group (503) 359-5732 Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour noon to 1:00).
The direct dial number for the Park Headquarters of Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake is (503) 359-5732. The Parks Manager and Rangers may be reached at this number as well.

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What about food and alcohol?

A. At Metzger Park, you must furnish your own food, either catered or brought in.
Beer, wine, champagne is allow in cans or bottles only. Hard liquor or kegs are not allowed.
Does Metzger Park Hall have access to tables and chairs?
Yes. There are fifteen, 6 foot rectangular tables and 125 folding chairs available for your use.

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What about the kitchen facilities?

A. Metzger Park Hall is equipped with a kitchen that includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and 100 cup coffee pot.

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What are the associated rental fees and deposits at Metzger Park?

A. Charges are $70/hr for the first seven hours.
$85/hr for the eighth hour and beyond.
Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and holiday charges are $90/hour for the first seven hours and $95 for the eighth hour and beyond.
The security deposit of $200, is refundable if all cleaning guidelines and requirements have been met.

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What is the latest time my event needs to be over by at Metzger Park?

A. The hall at Metzger Park must be cleaned and emptied out by 11PM (Monday through Thursday) and by midnight (Friday through Sunday).

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Who can I contact to schedule a time to view the Hall?

A. For more information please call (503) 359-5732

Parks

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Is there a phone information line for all 3 Washington County Parks?

A. Yes.
Washington County operates and maintains three parks within its boundaries.
Metzger Park Local Improvement District, located at 8400 S.W. Hemlock, Portland, OR 97223
Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake, located at 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Rd. Gaston, OR 97119
Eagle Landing, 1/2 acre canoe & kayak access port on the Tualatin River, located at 26001 SW Rainbow Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97123
General Park information on County operated Parks can be obtained by dialing (503)359-5732 Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - noon to 1:00).

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Is there a phone information line for Washington County Park Reservations?

A. Yes.
Information on park reservations for Metzger Park and Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake can be obtained by dialing the Parks Group at (503) 359-5732 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - noon to 1:00).
The direct dial number for the Park Headquarters of Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake is (503) 359-5732 Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed durning the lunch hour noon - 1:00).

Real Property

Q.
How do I register to bid at the real property auction?

A. Registration for the real property auction is taken at the day of the auction at the door to the auction. No preregistration is required.

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Where are the real property auctions held?

A. The real property auctions are held in the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building Auditorium. Located at 155 N. First Ave., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.

Real Property Auction

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Do I need to pre-register for the real property auction?

A. There is no pre-registration for the real property auction. Registration occurs at the door the day of the auction.

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Do you have “over the counter sales” for real property not sold at auction?

A. Washington County refers to over the counter sales as private sales. Real property that did not sale at a previous real property auction may be sold through a private sale.

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Do you hold mortgage foreclosure auctions?

A. No, the mortgage foreclosure auctions are not conducted by Washington County. Mortgage foreclosure real property auctions are conducted by a Trustee appointed by the Mortgage Company. Typically, the only involvement Washington County has with the mortgage foreclosures is recording of the documents. The Washington County, Department of Assessment & Taxation, Recording Division, can be contacted at 503.846.8752 regarding a mortgage foreclosure property or you can visit this department and do research on the mortgage foreclosures. The Department of Assessment & Taxation, Recording Division, is located at 155 North First Avenue, Room 130, Hillsboro, OR.

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How can I be notified of the next real property auction?

A. To be notified of the next real property auction you can either send an email to: teresa_wilson@co.washington.or.us stating you would like to be notified of the next real property auction; or you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 169 N First Avenue/MS42, Hillsboro, OR 97124; or leave a voice message at 503.846.3491 with your name and address. 

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How does the auction work?

A. Any person interested in bidding on real property offered for sale at the oral public auction must register to bid at the door. Bidding begins at the minimum bid established in notice of sale and continues incrementally until no more bids are offered. The successful bidder must make ten percent deposit of the purchase price at the time of sale and sign a Certificate of Sale Agreement. The balance of the purchase price is due at closing, which is typically within 30 to 60 days from the date of the auction.

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How is the minimum bid set for the real property auction?

A. The minimum bid for the real property auction properties for tax foreclosed properties is typically established at 70 percent of the assessed Real Market Value (RMV) for the real property. 

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How often are real property auctions held?

A. The real property auctions are held whenever there is property available for sale. At this time, there is no specific date when the auction occurs. 

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Is the ten percent deposit for the purchase of the real property refundable?

A. No, the ten percent deposit for purchase of the real property at auction is not refundable.

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What happens to the property if it doesn’t sell at auction?

A. If the property does not receive any offers at public auction, the county may choose to hold the property for the next real property auction or it may be sold through a private sale. Aprivate sale is when an interested person submits a written offer for the property. Acceptance of the offer is subject to Board of Commissioner approval and must meet the requirements of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 275.200.

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What type of deed do you offer for property sold at the real property auction?

A. If the property being sold at the real property auction is a tax foreclosed parcel of land a Quit Claim Deed is given. If the property being sold at the real property auction is other than tax foreclosed property, a Bargain and Sale Deed is typically given.

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What type of payment is required for purchase of real property at the real property auction?

A. Washington County accepts cash or check for the ten percent deposit at the real property auction. The final amount due for the real property auction purchase must be in the form of a cashier’s check.

Tax Foreclosure

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Can you purchase the tax lien?

A. No, the State of Oregon is a Tax Deed state rather than a tax lien state. Only the property owner and any lienholder(s) have the right to redeem the property from tax foreclosure.

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Does the previous owner have any rights to the property?

A. No, the previous owner of a tax foreclosed parcel of land does not have any rights to the property. All rights were relinquished once the deed to the property transferred to Washington County.