Washington County Parks

   August 26,2021

 

On Aug. 24, Governor Kate Brown announced a new rule that will require people in Oregon to mask in most public outdoor settings - regardless of vaccination status - where physical distancing is not possible. The rule will go into effect Friday, Aug. 27. Indoor mask requirements remain in effect.

Until further notice, face masks are required in all Washington County Park indoor facilities. Masks are also required for all outdoor group rental facilities, special events, and large group gatherings of non-household members. Masks are not required for individuals or families who are recreating outdoors and able to maintain physical distance from non-household members.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe during the pandemic.

 

  Hagg Lake Water Quality Update

TEST RESULTS NEGATIVE FOR CYANOTOXINS


UPDATED: 07/20/2021

 

Today, July 20, 2021, Washington County Facilities and Parks Services learned that cyanotoxins associated with seasonal Cyanobacteria (harmful algae) blooms were not detected in water samples taken on Thursday, July 15, from five separate locations around Hagg Lake. As recommended by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the samples were tested for four different cyanotoxins that could pose a health risk to people and pets recreating in bodies of water. Locations included Bobcat Cove, C-Ramp Recreation Area, Dam Overlook, Eagle Point Recreation Area and Sain Creek Recreation Area. All tests were negative for Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin, Microcystins and Saxitoxin.

 

Although these findings are very encouraging, Washington County continues to urge visitors to Scoggins Valley Park to use caution when recreating in Henry Hagg Lake—or any body of water—and be very familiar with Cyanobacteria blooms and related health concerns, especially when accompanied by children and pets.

 

View this media release on Washington County’s website.

 

 

 

SCOGGINS VALLEY PARK/HENRY HAGG LAKE

 

boatingLocated 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 a 230- foot long ADA accessible fishing pier at the north end of C-Ramp Recreation Area is ideally suited for seasonal fishing. While the water level can fluctuate from year to year, and season to season, fishing from the pier can usually be done between March through August. The pier provides excellent views of the park year-round and is a great location for wildlife and nature photographers. 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

Metzger Park

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.

Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park Rental Application

Patricia D. Whiting Hall Fee Schedule

Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park - Post Event - Cleaning/Securing the Building Check Off List

Patricia D. Whiting Hall Diagram and Building Layout

 

EAGLE LANDING

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 Rules

By administrative policy, metal detecting (and related activities) and flying a drone without written permission are not permitted in Washington County Parks.

LOST AND FOUND

If you believe you may have lost an item at a Washington County Park call 503.846.7000.

 

Oregon Waterway Access Permits:

To help keep Oregon's lakes, rivers and streams free of destructive invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, boaters on Oregon waters are required to purchase a Waterway Access or Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) permit. More information can be found at https://myodfw.com/articles/waterway-access-and-aquatic-invasive-species-permits

 

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. Click here for more information about, or serving on, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board.

 

PRAB MEETING AGENDA/MINUTES:

 2018 Meeting Schedule 

AGENDA

JAN 2018   MAR 2018   MAY 2018   JULY 2018   SEPT 2018   NOV 2018 

MINUTES

JAN 2018   MAR 2018   MAY 2018   JULY 2018   SEPT 2018   NOV 2018

 

2019 Meeting Schedule

AGENDA

JAN 2019    MAR 2019   MAY 2019   JULY 2019   SEPT 2019   NOV 2019

MINUTES

JAN 2019   MAR 2019   MAY 2019   JULY 2019   SEPT 2019    NOV 2019

 

2020 Meeting Schedule

AGENDA

JAN 2020  MAR 2020  MAY 2020  JULY 2020  SEPT 2020  NOV 2020

MINUTES

JAN 2020  MAR 2020  MAY 2020  JULY 2020  SEPT 2020  NOV 2020

 

2021 Meeting Schedule

AGENDA

JAN 2021  MAR 2021  MAY 2021 JULY 2021  SEPT 2021  NOV 2021

MINUTES

JAN 2021  MAR 2021  MAY 2021  JULY 2021 SEPT 2021  NOV 2021