Oregon City seeks names for park under construction
Oregon City is inviting all residents to recommend names for the park currently under construction in the Hazel Grove/Westling Farm Neighborhood, which is informally called Filbert Run Park.
The new park is located at 11720 Hazelnut Ave., a street accessible from Central Point Road. Hazel Grove/Westling Farm is on the southwest edge of city limits and is a neighborhood bounded by South End, Partlow and Central Point roads.
On July 27, Oregon City officials broke ground on the new, 3.5-acre park, estimated to be complete in winter 2021 and to include amenities such as a nature play area, looped walkways, picnic benches and lit pathways.
In 2015, public meetings were held to gain input from neighbors about the desired use of the future park, and comments were incorporated and adopted into the master plan design concept. It was important to the neighbors to keep the most active areas of the future park centrally located, such as the shelter and children's nature play area, in order to cause minimal impact to the existing mature tree canopy.
It also was important to maximize the available open lawn area for active recreation opportunities. New native ornamental planting was included in selected areas of the drainage-way to increase water quality and create visual interest.
The existing sidewalk spur from Hummingbird Loop will be extended over a new pedestrian bridge into the center of the park and down to a new accessible park entrance at the end of the Westwood Drive spur.
Filbert Run Park construction is projected to cost $987,324, funded through a mix of city general funds, system development fees and a $391,119 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Names for the new park can be recommended by visiting this website on or before Oct. 8. Oregon City's Filbert Run Naming Committee will be reviewing the submitted names and will recommend a name to city commissioners later in the year.
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