Wilsonville Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: October 6, 2017

City to Hold Oct. 26 Public Workshop for Boones Ferry Park Master Plan

The City of Wilsonville is holding a second public workshop to help plan the future of Boones Ferry Park on Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m., at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E.  The City’s Parks and Recreation Department seeks community input through development of a new park master plan on preferences for enhancing park and open-space amenities and increasing public access to the Willamette River.

The Boones Ferry Park master-planning effort started on Sept. 5 when more than 40 community members gathered in Boones Ferry Park and shared their ideas for the future of the park.  Design Concepts, a landscape architecture and planning firm sub-contracting for GreenPlay, LLC, plans to review findings from the first workshop and present proposed concepts on Oct. 26.  At the workshop, participants will break out into groups and discuss proposed plans, offering valuable feedback for staff and consultants.

Parks and Recreation Director Mike McCarty said, “We are very excited to advance a community-driven vision for the future of Boones Ferry Park that increases public access to the Willamette River and provides new amenities for residents and visitors.”

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 location for City-sponsored programs and private rentals.  The seven-acre park is located adjacent to almost five 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.  

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.  Design Concepts, a landscape architecture and planning firm based in Colorado, is the sub-contractor for the project.

For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Parks and Recreation Director, at 503-570-1579; mccarty@ci.wilsonville.or.us.  For more information about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/ParksPlan.

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