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Stay cool, Wilsonville

Popular water features at Town Center Park, Murase Plaza, are open for summer


by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Daniel Hickson (center), 6, enjoys the Town Center Park water feature during this years Wilsonville Festival of Arts. The taps are turned on at Wilsonville’s popular water features, allowing residents and visitors alike to grab a cool splash during the coming heat of summer.

The city of Wilsonville operates free-flowing water features at both Town Center Park and Murase Plaza from June through September each year. This year, the water features actually were switched on May 31 to coincide with the Wilsonville Festival of Arts. They are scheduled to be in operation through Sept. 14 this year and will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A child enjoys the water fountains at Murase Plaza on a hot day. City officials do warn that routine or unexpected maintenance could cause temporary closures of one or both water features. To make sure that the features you want to enjoy are up and running, you can call the Water Feature Hotline at 503-685-6356.

This year’s Festival of Arts featured fantastic weather, and, as a consequence, hundreds of children and their parents were able to enjoy the Town Center Park water feature to its fullest.

For general information, visit wilsonvilleparksandrec.com/165/Water-Features.




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