By Erin Palmer
Happy Valley Park is located at 13370 SE Ridgecrest Road. It is a 32-acre park with an excellent wetland area that has a .75 mile walking loop on an elevated boardwalk.
The walk is suitable for all ages. There is a pond in the wetland area that has ducks. Dogs like walking the loop too (like my dog Olive, as seen in the picture on the boardwalk).
The park also has tennis and basketball courts, a newly built skate park, soccer field, baseball/ softball fields, a play-ground with a water feature and an off-leash dog area. In the summer there are also a series of concerts on Thursday nights.