We’re excited to share that the new nature park in Jennings Lodge is complete and open to the public effective October 19, 2020. This 5.8-acre park is part of the Boardman Wetlands and features a nature play area, outdoor educational areas and a scenic boardwalk trail loop. The park has yet to receive an official name, but it is now open to the community during a time when access to outdoor recreational activities and green spaces are more important than ever.
This project is the result of a partnership between Oak Lodge Water Services District and NCPRD, and we can’t thank our friends at OLWSD enough for their work and dedication in making this park a reality. Additional financial support through grants came from Metro and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The project was developed with community input and supported by many local groups, including Clackamas County, North Clackamas Watersheds Council, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oak Grove CPO.
As much as we’d love to throw a large grand opening event for the community, as we typically would when an exciting new project is complete, due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines we’re finding other ways to celebrate with partners and the community at this time, including a virtual tour, scavenger hunt and coloring sheet. Once the park has an official name, we will be collaborating with partners to create a virtual grand opening event to commemorate the project. Please also look forward to an in-person community celebration in the future, when we’re able to safely bring people together.
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