Washington County Parks
Washington County Parks Response to COVID-19
The Oregon Health Authority has implemented guidelines and restrictions for outdoor recreation providers in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus the public is asked to be aware of and comply with state regulations so that outdoor spaces can be safely enjoyed.
At this time Washington County Parks remain open for fishing, boating, walking, biking, and running and other activities which do not involve close contact with non‐household members and where six feet of physical distancing between people can be achieved. Until further notice, all Wahington County park outdoor rental facilities are following state mandated gathering size restrictions. Playgrounds, sport courts, restrooms and water fountains are open, but it is recommended that park users bring their own water and hand sanitizer. Metzger Park Hall is closed for rentals.
Help keep our parks open and safe by doing your part:
- People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using any park.
- Follow current CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines on wearing face covering
- Wash your hands regularly and especialy after contact with 'common touch' surfaces such as handrails, drinking fountains, and doorknobs.
- Always maintain six feet of physical distancing from non-household members. If you can’t maintain that distance, find another location or come back another time. Distancing rules apply to playgrounds, restrooms, tables, benches, lawns, and all other shared spaces.
- Do not congregate in parking lots for periods longer than reasonable to retrieve/return gear and enter/exit vehicles.
- Bring your own filled water bottles and hygiene supplies (including hand sanitizer), and place trash in an approved receptacle or ‘pack it out’ when you leave.
For more information please go to https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/index.cfm
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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