The Boring Station Trailhead Park location was a stop and shipping location during streetcar operation. Clackamas County Parks purchased nearly seven acres from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1999, from SE Dee Street to 1/3 mile south of Highway 212. Community organizations have invested both time and resources into planning and developing the site. The Friends of Boring Station Trailhead Park (FBSTP), in conjunction with the Boring-Damascus Grange and the Boring Community Planning Organization, have cleared the site of debris and resurfaced it with sand and gravel. They have also contributed to bringing a stage, electrical access, water and sewer service, storage area, and a monument to the site. The FBSTP organized the first Boring Farmers Market in 2006 and has hosted community Holiday events and the yearly Celebration in Boring on the site. The FBSTP also assisted Clackamas County in acquiring an additional 1/4 acre property that will be developed for parking between the Grange and the Park.
Local community open houses and meetings were held during the summer of 2008 to develop a concept plan for this site. The primary goals for the Boring Station Trailhead Park are to provide a trailhead and access to the regional trail system, meet the needs of the community, minimize environmental impacts, plan for ease of maintenance, and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for multiple user groups and adjacent neighbors.
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