Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland.
This park is a huge hit with families on hot summer days.
Ibach Park has an award-winning, nationally recognized playground that translates history into an interactive educational play area for children of all abilities. The play area design includes distinct areas reflecting Tualatin's significant historic eras: pre-historic, Native American, and pioneer. Interpretive signs in the park offer information about the cultural as well as natural history of the area. The park has an assortment of active park facilities such as basketball and tennis courts and ball fields, and also connects to the Indian Meadows and Hedges Creek greenways.
Hoyt Arboretum encompasses 187 ridge-top acres, accessible by over 12 miles of trails with connections to the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park.
Hopkins Demonstration Forest is a 140-acre privately-owned forest open to the public for self-guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs.
Approximately 70 acres of this 240-acre park was developed in 2008-09 as part of the Greater Clark Parks District program.
Facilities include a playground, baseball and t-ball fields, a 2.5-acre dog off-leash area, soccer fields, walking trails, a covered picnic shelter with tables and open lawn areas.
This small park features an ancient Oregon White Oak.
Guy Webster Talbot and his family used this property as a summer estate until 1929 when they donated it to the state. Today, it's a beautiful picnic park. While the park is terrific for a group or family picnic, the park is often uncrowded even on the best days because of its seclusion. A gently sloping grassy hill dotted with Port Orford cedars, Douglas firs, alders and maples invites frisbee tossing and quiet relaxation. A trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge leads directly to Latourell Falls (250' tall), only a few minutes away by foot.
Greenway Park straddles approximately a mile of Fanno Creek in southeast Beaverton. A variety of paved paths, all part of the Fanno Creek Regional Trail, wind through the park, passing playgrounds, basketball courts, a disc golf course, and several habitat restoration sites along the way.
Sitting just west of the Koll Center Wetlands, a local hot spot for bird watchers, Greenway Park is one segment of a continuous natural area corridor that extends southward all the way to the Tualatin River.