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New park located in the Caufield neighborhood at the intersection of Glen Oak Road and High School Avenue

Citizens are being asked to recommend a name for Oregon City's new park located in the Caufield neighborhood at the intersection of Glen Oak Road and High School Avenue.

MAP COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Park property at 14491 S. Glen Oak Road.According to a master plan of the site, the 9.1-acre park is considered a community-wide destination park, but it also will function as a neighborhood park to meet the needs of the rapidly developing and densifying surrounding area.

The site has single-family homes to the south and the Oregon City High School to the northeast. In 2016, the Oregon City School District opened its newly constructed Transportation and Maintenance Facility at the park's northern edge. As property development occurs, Meyers Road will be extended along the northern border of the park site.

To the park's south, a culvert carries Caufield Creek under Glen Oak Road and onto the west side of the site. A large wetland and steep slopes offer park planners the opportunity to include unique elements of passive recreation, in addition to active areas that are typical in a community park.

A dog park, a small parking area, a skate spot, pump track, basketball, pickleball and multi-use courts are being considered for the property at 14491 S. Glen Oak Road.

Currently the park is covered largely with invasive species that will be removed. Mature oak, ash and fir trees at the center of the site will be protected and preserved as park amenities.

More than 300 people have already submitted suggestions of about a dozen unique names. Suggestions for the new park's name will be accepted through May 31 at orcity.org/parkname.

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