Washington County Parks
SCOGGINS VALLEY PARK/HENRY HAGG LAKE
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 Parks, the park features numerous day use areas, two boat launching facilities, a fully stocked lake for fishing, more than 14 miles of hiking trails, reservable picnic shelters, 18 hole disc golf course and 165 ft fishing pier. Since the creation of Henry Hagg Lake in the mid-1970s, Washington County, the Bureau of Reclamation 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 complete with outdoor basketball hoops, tennis courts, and playground including a slide, swings and other play structures as well.
The Park also includes 1,500 feet of interconnecting, paved pathways suitable for walking, exercise or nature watching. Nine picnic tables are scattered throughout the Park and two horseshoe pits are available for use as well.
It 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.).
For questions regarding the Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park, please contact the Park's Office at 503-846-7000.
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. The Park is open seven days a week year round.
Park and Recreation Advisory Board
The Park and Recreation Advisory Board provides citizen input on the operation, maintenance, use, and capital development of Washington County Parks.
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