River Run, which borders the Tualatin River, is the site of the historic mouth of Oswego Canal and is located at the end of River Run Road. Together with the connecting Bryant Woods and Canal Acres parks, the three natural areas offer great wildlife viewing and contain two miles of relatively flat trails. The park provides paddler access to the Tualatin River Water Trail.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is approximately 5,300 acres of marshes, grasslands and woodlands. Visitors to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge enjoy viewing a variety of wildlife within a few minutes of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
In 1988 the City of Gladstone purchased the entire section of abandoned rail road right of way between Glen Echo Avenue and Portland Avenue to allow for widening of Abernethy Lane and for development of a walkway/trail.
Powell Butte, an extinct cinder cone volcano, rises near the headwaters of Johnson Creek. The 608 acre park connects to the 40-Mile Loop and features over nine miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
The view is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. Any visit to the Gorge would be nearly perfect with Women's Forum as the starting place to a fun-filled day of adventure and discovery.
Pleasant Valley Park is a community park adjacent to Pleasant Valley Elementary and Middle Schools. In partnership with Battle Ground School District, this 40-acre site blends with the school property to create a unique community park. The park is semi-developed and consists of asphalt and crushed rock trails, open grass areas, a gazebo and and access to Salmon Creek. Glenwood Little League and Prairie Soccer utilize the adjacent school site for league practices and games.
The park currently has 2 acres of forest land, lush open lawn, a shelter for rainy days, and restroom facilities. A basketball court has been included in the play area.
The park was built in the 1930s in the style of Laurelhurst Park, then considered the most beautiful park in the city. The park includes a baseball field, a basketball court, a soccer field, a softball field, a tennis court, a disc golf course, natural surface and paved paths, picnic areas, a playground, and a skatepark.