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Eco Park will be added to the Oregon Film Trail during a public commemoration event Oct. 29 at the park

Canby's Eco Park is ready for its close-up.

The park will be added to the Oregon Film Trail and commemorated with a community dedication on Friday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Eco Park -- located at the intersection of NE Territorial Road and the Logging County Road.

The event will feature an address from local officials, as well as the official unveiling of the new Oregon Film Trail plaque. The dedication is open to the public.

Canby's Eco Park was featured on NBC's popular "Grimm" television series in 2014. The city's Economic Development Department assisted production crews to identify a location, provide access to the park, and find parking to store trailers, equipment, and crew facilities.

FILE PHOTO: PAMPLIN MEDIA - An Oregon Film Trail plaque like this one will soon adorn Eco Park in Canby.

Oregon Film, through a partnership with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, created the Oregon Film Trail. With the support of community partners, a statewide network of trail markers is being placed in many iconic filming locations across Oregon.

The Oregon Film Trail looks to strengthen Oregon's growing film tourism market by stitching together these communities, locations, and film history to create a structure, both virtual and real, in which stories can be retold, and celebrate the state's contribution to filmmaking since the early 1900s.

Tim Williams, Oregon Film's executive director said, "We are grateful to our partners in Canby for helping us continue to recognize the importance of film tourism in Oregon. As the Oregon Film Trail continues to grow, our sign in Canby recognizes the importance of 'Grimm' as just one show among many that filmed there and in other locations around Clackamas County and across the whole state."

Oregon has a rich and interesting film history with well over 500 feature films and television shows that have utilized thousands of locations around the state for a wide variety of production backdrops.

FILE PHOTO - Eco Park's foray into a film location came via the TV show 'Grimm' in 2014. That was enough for the location to soon be added to the Oregon Film Trail.

Today, Oregon continues to be a destination for creative media producers from around the world. From Emmy winning television productions, to Oscar-nominated feature films; world-class animated films to award-winning interactive games – Oregon is a brand unto itself.

"Partnering with the Oregon Film Trail is an exciting opportunity for Canby," Canby City Councilor Sarah Spoon said. "We have been developing the sense of place that makes Canby special. This partnership, plaque, and spot on the Oregon Film Trail map allows us to show the whole region how beautiful and unique our community truly is as we continue to establish and market our value as a destination worth visiting."

The collection of Oregon Film Trail markers aims to strengthen the correlation between the film and TV industries, economic development, tourism, and local interest alike.

For more information about the Oregon Film Trail, visit www.historicoregonfilmtrail.com/.


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