Memorial and Boones Ferry Parks

The park system in Wilsonville is built around a community that treasures its green spaces. Memorial Park is more than 120 acres and is along the Willamette River. It features boat access, kayak launching areas, docks, water trails, beautiful hiking trails in the woods, bird watching, community gardens and much more; the park is the area’s most beautiful local getaway. It also hosts fun summer events like “Movies in the Park,” where you can sit under the stars on warm summer nights with local residents and tourists and watch fun movies on a giant screen in the middle of the grass, surrounded by woods. It’s truly magical. The trails are very long and wind along the river. There are places to rest and places to access the water throughout the park.

The parks are mixed coniferous/deciduous forests and are used to teach schoolchildren. Boones Ferry Park is connected to Memorial Park, and is the historic location where people crossed the Willamette for more than 100 years. The historic Tauchman house is located here; it’s a turn-of-the-20th-century home, now used for classes and other activities. Memorial Park houses a historic barn more than a century old that the city saved recently to hold events; it can be rented by the public for family reunions, weddings and more.  The whole park system marries history and heritage with recreation and wildlife.

  • ADA accessible
  • Visitor center nearby
  • Interpretive signage

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