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Posted on: December 28, 2017

City Extends Public Comment to Jan. 15 on Boones Ferry Park Concept Plans

The Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department is welcoming public feedback for an extended period through Jan. 15, 2018, as part of the master-planning process for Boones Ferry Park, which borders the Willamette River in Old Town.DSC_0649_resized

Three conceptual plans have been developed with various elements that were suggested as part of the community-engagement process. Community members are asked to share their feedback and preferences for development, which include: greater river access, nature play, a dog park, wooded trail system and a number of other options. To review the concepts and provide input, see www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/BoonesFerry.

The master-planning effort started in September when more than 40 residents gathered in Boones Ferry Park to share their ideas for the future of the park. The project team, composed of City staff and consultants, reviewed the findings from the first workshop and presented proposed concepts in October, where participants broke-out into groups and discussed the proposed plans and offered valuable feedback.

Boones Ferry Park is located in the Old Town neighborhood, sandwiched between the I-5 Boone Bridge and the old Oregon Electric Line (now Portland & Western) railroad bridge. The existing seven-acre park is situated adjacent to almost four acres of forested waterfront property to the east, three undeveloped acres to the west between the railroad tracks and Boones Ferry Road and three forested acres to the north.

 For more information, go online to www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com/BoonesFerry; or contact Mike McCarty, Parks and Recreation Director, at 503-570-1579, mccarty@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Boones Ferry Park Master Plan Project Website
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