It would be the second community park to be developed in the past three years in the fast-growing neighborhood.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF HILLSBORO  - Tamarack Park opened in Hillsboro last year, and the city is eyeing new land for another South Hillsboro community park.

Hillsboro is eyeing new property in the Reed's Crossing area for a second community park in the past few years.

The city's parks and recreation commission heard a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 13, on a property acquisition near Southeast Agate Street and 83rd Avenue. After approval at that meeting, the purchase is headed to the Hillsboro City Council for final approval.

Hillsboro would buy the roughly 5.5-acre parcel of land for $2 million, according to city staff, but the cost to develop it as a park would be another $2.2 million.

All of it will be paid for through parks system development charge credits, the staff report notes. A nearby easement for the Bonneville Power Administration will also need to be developed as part of the project.

Hillsboro has added two recreational developments already to the growing South Hillsboro neighborhood, which is touted as the largest master planned community in the state.

In 2019, the Gordon Creek Greenway and Trail opened to the public, and Tamarack Park was completed in 2021.

This new park would serve the eastern side of the Reed's Crossing development.

The area has seen a flurry of new developments to serve the growing residential population, including a new medical center from Providence Health, and large-scale multi-use buildings that will include apartments and commercial space.

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