From: Tim Heider. Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, 503-742-5911 05-17-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Boring Station Trailhead Park to formally open May 19 with locally hosted celebration

A ceremony to mark the completion of Boring Station Trailhead Park will be held Saturday, May 19 at the newly-completed park in downtown Boring. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. The event will be hosted by the Friends of Boring Station Trailhead Park.

Construction on the park, located near the intersection of SR 212 and Richey Road, began in September  2011 as part of a larger concept plan to convert the abandoned stretch of railroad into a regional trailhead, providing a welcoming destination along the 21.5 mile Springwater Corridor regional Trail which extends from downtown Boring to the Willamette River in Portland.

Supporters and contributors to the project include: The residents and business community of Boring; The Friends organization; Boring-Damascus Grange, Boring CPO, cities of Portland, Gresham, Damascus, Sandy and Estacada; Metro, the State of Oregon and Clackamas County Parks.

The park features a new restroom building, turf areas, bicycle racks, beautiful trees, parking for 30 vehicles and a paved connection to the Springwater Trail. Construction was supported by Metro’s 2006 natural areas bond measure, which included funding for communities across the region to invest in nature close to home.

To learn more about the history and the new developments at Boring Station Trailhead Park visit http://www.clackamas.us/parks/.

 

For more information contact Jeroen Kok, Clackamas County Parks Manager at 503-742-4421

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