Fields Bridge Park / Ice Age Floods Interpretive Trail

  • 821 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR, OR 97068
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The 19-acre Fields Bridge Park, on the beautiful Tualatin River, includes walking paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, baseball fields, a basketball court, a fishing pier – and an astonishing history, with a new exhibit to commemorate it.   The Willamette Meteorite (largest in the U.S., sixth-largest in the world) was found nearby, but scientists believe it actually landed near the Idaho-Canadian border.  How did a 15.5-ton meteorite travel 400 miles to West Linn?  That story includes “the most spectacular event to occur during the Pleistocene” – the Missoula Ice Age Floods that formed much of the Central Cascades region.   Now it’s told with a series of interpretive panels along the paved river trail, including a 1/5-size bronze replica of the meteorite.

To get to the park, visitors drive through the historic town of Willamette with unique shops, restaurants and weekly farmers markets in season.  The park is just south of Portland and minutes away from such historic sites as the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Museum of the Oregon Territory.

  • ADA accessible
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Interpretive signage
  • Visitor center nearby

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National Geographic