Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Donald L. Robertson Park

Referred to as the Crown Jewel of Wood Village, Donald L. Robertson Park is a place for all to enjoy. The park includes a playground with toys for younger and older children, a basketball court, an open field and walking trails. The park also includes a Wetlands Wildlife Habitat Preserve, with a boardwalk going over part of the wetlands area to allow visitors to enjoy the wetlands without causing damage. A new addition to this Wood Village park is the Gazebo available for group gatherings such as parties, weddings or music festivals. Learn more about the Wetlands Wildlife Habitat Preserve at Donald L. Robertson Park below.
This project created a Wetlands Pond and Habitat  Preserve on Arata Creek in the Park.   The funds to create the pond and preserve came from our $293,000 local share of the Metro Parks Bond that was passed in 2006.
This project  protects and enhances the Creek’s ecosystem and it provides many benefits to our community. It will help maintain proper water flow and meet Clean Water Standards in Arata Creek; prevent seasonal flooding from affecting neighboring properties; improve wildlife habitat in the watershed, including habitat for water fowl, endangered Columbia Gorge turtles, and fish; create an opportunity to reintroduce native plant species; and provide a natural environment for citizens to engage with a properly managed stream ecosystem.  There is also a learning center overlooking the wetlands area which creates a wonderful atmosphere for students and adults to view learn about our ecosystem.
SRC: Find everything you could want to learn about Wood Village's Donald L. Robertson Park at: www.ci.wood-village.or.us/parks-public-works/donald-l-robertson-park/

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