The park features numerous picnic areas, two boat launching facilities, a fully stocked lake for fishing, and more than 15 miles of hiking and or biking trails.
Watch Wildlife & Birds
Excellent winter and spring birding. See bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and American kestrels in trees and shorebirds including least and western sandpipers, dowitchers and greater yellowlegs in mudflats. Look for sandhill cranes in fields and ducks, geese and swans in open water.
The Sandy Swimming Hole has been a popular warm weather spot for both swimmers and kayakers for decades. The large sunny deck accommodates picnics with views of the Washougal River. Restrooms are available for visitor convenience. Visitors flock to this park during sultry summer days, congesting parking along Shepherd Road.
The Sandy River Park is an undeveloped passive use park that abuts Cedar Creek and the Sandy River. Hike to the Sandy River on a 1-mile stretch of old logging road/trail. In the fall salmon can be seen swimming up Cedar Creek to spawn.
Within quick driving distance of Troutdale, Gresham and Portland, this is a dog walker's paradise. Great views, an extensive trail system, a huge dog off-leash area, a bird blind and easy mountain biking make this site a quick retreat from the city.
This urban greenway runs along Salmon Creek between Lake River and in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond in Hazel Dell. It includes bottomlands, wetlands and forested hillsides on both sides of Salmon Creek and the north end of Cougar Creek. Despite the urban setting, the greenway is extensively used by local wildlife, including migratory waterfowl and other birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and beavers. A 3-mile-long multi-use trail extends through a portion of the greenway between NW 36th Avenue in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond.
Salix Park is one of a series of undeveloped parks along the lower reaches of Willow Creek. It is a small but important link in the WIllow Creek wildlife corridor. The park draws a wide variety of birds throughout the year including sparrows, chickadees, nuthatches, and jays. Red tailed hawks frequently pass overhead during the day and great horned owls hunt along the banks at night in search of the voles and deer mice that occupy the park. This unmaintained park is meant to serve as a habitat link, so human's should take care if coming to birdwatch.
This city park offers a wide range of recreational opportunities: Fish around the west pond, walk along the nature trail that winds through the park and along the ponds, and view diverse habitats of wildlife and vegetation. There is easy access to the trails from the Reynolds School property, Community Park, or the Target parking lot.
This park offers 2 separate play structures, 2 basketball pads, turf area for picnicking and games, scenic hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Roxie's Place is an undeveloped natural area.