Memorial Park is the City’s oldest and largest park, acquired by the City in 1969, one year after incorporation. The park contains both active and passive use areas, and includes significant natural areas with an extensive trail system. Boeckman Creek bisects the park. Memorial Park also has ½ mile of Willamette River frontage with views from the trail system.
The site contains all of the formal athletic fields owned by the City, which are heavily used by local leagues. Other active recreation facilities at the park include the City’s only skate facility, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. Memorial Park is also home to two very popular features: the City’s only off-leash dog area and its’ community garden
The site’s two reservable group picnic areas
are extremely well used and booked throughout the spring and summer seasons for events such as corporate picnics and private parties. A centrally located, unreservable picnic shelter is also very popular for ball game gatherings, smaller birthday parties, family events, and other activities. There is a small barn near the skate park that is used by the Parks Maintenance crews. A trails plan
was completed in 2004 for the park, with implementation in 2006.
In September 2006, the upper portion of Memorial Park was dedicated as Murase Plaza
Location: 8100 SW Wilsonville Road
Size: 126.00 acres (includes Murase Plaza)
Athletic Fields/Courts: 4 softball fields (and youth baseball), 1 baseball field, 3 soccer field overlays, 2 tennis courts, 1 aboveground skate park, 1 ½ basketball courts, 1 outdoor volleyball court.
Facilities: 2 sheltered, reservable group picnic areas, 1 central non-reservable picnic shelter, boat dock, children’s play area (2), community garden, dog off-leash area, natural areas, picnic tables, restoration sites, restrooms, trail system, 200 marked parking spaces, other informal gravel parking areas.