Playgrounds, Sports Courts, and Public Recreation Equipment Closed
The City of Hillsboro has closed all playgrounds, sports courts, and public recreation equipment effective March 23 at noon.
Parks and Trails Open
All Hillsboro parks and trails will remain open for exercise and walking, but community members should take the need for social distancing seriously and maintain at least six feet separation from others.
Sites with reservable shelters are indicated below. Shelters may be reserved over the phone with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
Note: Picnic shelter reservations are taken starting in January for the same year. 2019 reservation dates are April 13 - October 13.
Any individual or organization offering a registration or fee based activity or program must have department approval prior to using City of Hillsboro parks or facilities.
Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station PlazaAmenities:
- Picnic Area
- Public Art
- Reservable Areas
- Hillsboro Park
- Parks & Recreation
Orenco Station Loop is at the south end of Orenco Station Parkway at the Orenco/NW 231st Ave MAX Station.
Plan Your Visit
The plaza provides a vibrant, flexible place for the community, to gather throughout the year. From outdoor yoga, to wine and beer festivals, to open air ice skating there is something for everyone at Orenco Station Plaza. Key features include a water feature, decorative lighting, movable site furniture, elevated boardwalks with seating under two mature oak trees, public art, and an ornamental shade structure. Several planting beds are incorporated into the plaza to provide shade, seasonal interest, and a contrast to surrounding hard surfaces.
Parks & Recreation Annual Events at Jerry Willey Plaza
- OrenKoFest - Hillsboro's Harvest Festival in October
- Winter Village in December
If you would like information or wish to hold an event at the Plaza, please contact Hillsboro Parks & Recreation at 503-681-6120. View the map of available rental areas.Public Art
Seattle artist, Beliz Brother, designed the Plaza's public art. Stainless steel "blossoms" are strung by cable high above the plaza and are reminiscent of the plum trees cultivated by the Oregon Nursery Company that founded the town of Orenco over a century ago. Her artwork is attached to tall grey metal poles styled like "fascines" - to resemble bundles of twigs, the way a nursery might bundle young trees together before transport and line the entire plaza. The artistic blossoms cast shadows on the ground on sunny days and illuminate at night by LED lights. Several fascine poles and blossoms are also in place on the Northwest 231st side of the plaza, creating a small entrance "keyhole" there.
The glass TriMet shelter that sits on the plaza was also designed by Brother. The plum blossoms are etched into the glass and shadows cast by the shelter glass and the steel blossoms are similar.
Poetry by Oregon poet Kim Stafford is engraved in a circular design to resemble tree rings and sits on the eastern part of the plaza.Plaza Rules & Regulations
- No smoking or vaping.
- Pets must be on leash at all times and are prohibited from the fountain for health and safety reasons.
- Pet owners are responsible for the immediate removal of all solid pet waste.
- Skateboarding and bicycling are not permitted on fountain wall.
- Toddlers who are not potty-trained must use a swim diaper while playing in the fountain.
- Food and beverages are allowed in the Plaza, but not in the fountain.
- Motorized Vehicles
- Overnight Camping
- Posting Signs
- Vending Activities
- Live Music
- 50+ Gathering Outside Rental Area