Our Current Initiatives

We are pursuing grant funds through foundations and organizations to enhance our parks, trails, and historic and cultural assets to enrich our city and it’s citizens’ quality of life.

2017: Waterboard Park Project

Status: Received a Community Enhancement Grant for 2017

Phase I:  Ivy and other invasive plant removal and clean up nine acres of park land through partnerships with the Oregon City Parks Department, several neighborhood associations and non profit groups, along with individual volunteers and professional services.


Phase II: With funding through possible Grants - Repair and adapt the existing park road for both foot and bicycle traffic.  Add new foot trails and Interpretive-signage regarding Waterboard Park’s geological history and habitat.

2017 Park Plantings

Status: Received a Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Grant for 2017

This grant proposal is a two part project involving two public park sites in close proximity to each other.

Part I -   We propose rejuvenating the Pioneer Center's old entry plantings. This sunny area will receive summer blooming perennials.


Part II - We propose enhancing Promenade Park with perennials in the  very dry south entrance.  This section cannot easily be watered, and only absolutely drought-proof perennials will be selected. This will allow this portion of the project to be used in teaching xeriscape practices.

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