The City of Wilsonville is holding a community kick-off event to help plan the future of Boones Ferry Park on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 6:00 p.m., at Boones Ferry Park, 31240 SW Boones Ferry Road. The City seeks community input regarding preferences for enhancing park and open-space amenities and increasing public access to the Willamette River through development of a new park master plan.
“We are excited to hear community members’ ideas on how the City should invest and manage Boones Ferry Park,” explained Parks and Recreation Director Mike McCarty.
The purpose of the Boones Ferry Park Master Plan project is to advise the City Council, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and City staff on how the park is currently functioning and to set the course for future use. Currently, the park is utilized for drop-in uses of the playground, open-lawn area and basketball court. The park is home to the Tauchman House, a popular historical location for City-sponsored programs and private rentals. The seven-acre park is located adjacent to four acres of forested waterfront property to the east acquired by the City in 2015, and to three undeveloped acres to the west between the railroad tracks and Boones Ferry Road and additional land to the north.
To help develop the plan the City hired GreenPlay, LLC, a national firm based in Colorado with extensive experience across the U.S. facilitating, researching and developing similar parks and recreation master plans.
For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Parks and Recreation Director, at 503-570-1579; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Parks & Recreation Master Plan visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/ParksPlan.