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Memorial Park Dog Park and Community Garden Parking Lot
To learn more about this project, please visit the project webpage here.
Recreation and Aquatic Center
To learn more about the proposed recreation and aquatic center visit www.wilsonvilleParksandRec.com/WRAC.
Memorial Park Disc Golf Course
As part of implementation of the recent Memorial Park Master Plan, a 9-hole disc golf course was installed in the southeast region of Memorial Park, east of the existing dog park, last Spring. A portion of the installation utilized community help during the annual Parks and Recreation event, WERK Day. Concrete sleeves for the baskets were poured, gravel was spread for the pads and brush was cleared during the event. The project was completed in the weeks following WERK Day. Financial support for this project was awarded by the Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from the Clackamas County Tourism “Community Partnership Program” – a County grant program used to increase the numbers of tourist visitors and increase the economic impact of tourism in Wilsonville and Clackamas County.
Two-disc sets can be rented at the Parks and Rec Admin Building Monday through Friday for $5 per day (credit card required for deposit.)
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Also part of the Memorial Park Master Plan, the Murase Plaza hill, adjacent to the water feature, underwent a renovation last Spring. Terraced columnar basalt rock seating was added to the hill to increase the amount of available seating and improve sight lines for parents and guardians of children playing in the water feature. Trees were also be planted to offer more opportunities for shaded seating. The project broke ground on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and was completed by the opening of the water features on June 1, 2016.
Murase Plaza Terracing Project
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Memorial Park Master PlanThe City hired Walker Macy, a Portland-based consulting firm that specializes in park planning, urban design and landscape architecture, to undertake an interactive, multi-stepped process to update the park’s master plan.
The first phase of the project included analysis of the park’s physical characteristics and recreational uses. This phase of the project was followed by the development of a series of alternative concept plans for potential park improvements. The third phase refined the alternatives into a preferred master plan for the park, and the final phase documented the steps for implementation.
The purpose of the Memorial Park Master Plan update was to advise the City Council and Parks and Recreation Department on how the park is currently functioning and to set the course for the next decade of use. Currently, the park is heavily utilized by the community for both active (organized sports) and passive recreation (walking, biking and hiking). The master plan update is to guide the future of the park to best meet the community’s current and future needs.
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The Memorial Park Master Plan update proposes a mixture of improvements to existing facilities and development of new elements reflecting current demand and anticipating future community recreational needs. Elements of the Master Plan as identified by the community include; improvements to Murase Plaza, upgraded sports fields, additional and improved picnic facilities, improvements to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle access, new parking areas, disc golf, relocation of the off leash area, restoration of natural areas and improved connections to the Willamette River.
Benefits to the community include:
- Rehabilitation of existing infrastructure
- Enhanced existing amenities or additional amenities added to the site in an effort to satisfy the existing and future demand for recreational services.
- Access to the Willamette River
- Updated project list and associated capital costs