Lacamas Lake Regional Park and the Washougal Greenway are jewels of the Clark County Parks & Recreation park system. Covering over 312 acres, the park hosts a six mile network of scenic hiking and cycling trails that pass through dense forest and by three impressive waterfalls, as well as Round Lake and Lacamas Creek.
Friends of Zenger Farm utilizes the combination of a 10-acre wetland adjacent to the 6-acre organic farming operation to provide unique experiential learning opportunities for youth, farmers and families in subjects such as sustainable agriculture, wetland ecology, food security, and healthy eating.
Occupying a hillside on the western edge of the Willamette Valley, this undeveloped park offers scenic valley views. A grove of Oregon white oak crowns the hillside, and the chapparel understory provides excellent bird habitat. In the future, it may offer outstanding picnic opportunities in the County's northern wine country.
The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant Park was built in conjunction with the City's water treatment plant on the Willamette River. This award-winning park was created through a community design process and includes opportunities for education and interpretation. The site includes a meeting room, interpretive features about the City's water system, and a beautiful water feature (not intended for water play) that is the park's focal element. The meadow in the park is composed of native grasses that have lower water use and require minimal mowing.
Tualatin River Open Space is 7 acre beautiful setting on the banks of the Tualatin River. Recent improvements include native plants, a fishing platform, new paths and interpretive signage.
Located on the outskirts of Portland, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a handful of urban national wildlife refuges in the country.
The 14-acre natural park supports Oregon White Oaks on the upper portion, and is currently undergoing preservation and restoration.
The design of the park attempts to recapture the area's past with its native wetlands and flowing runnels.
At nearly 2,000 acres, Metro’s Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is the largest protected wetlands within an American city. This beautiful natural area is one of the region’s best-kept secrets.