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.
Rood Bridge ParkAmenities:
- BBQ Pit
- Natural Areas
- Paved Paths
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Shelter
- Reservable Areas
- Tennis Court
- Walking Trail
- Watercraft Launch
- Hillsboro Park
- Parks & Recreation
Plan Your Visit
This 59 acre community park provides a vast range of recreation opportunities for visitors. Paved paths lead the way through the different developed and natural areas of the park. Soft-surface paths lead further into wetland and wooded areas around the Tualatin River. Benches and picnic tables can be found throughout the park. The playground, tennis courts, rhododendron garden, several ponds and large lawn areas provide a wide range of options for play and relaxation. The park can be accessed on the west side for parking and also off of SE River Road on the north side of the park. Accessible restrooms and several drinking fountains are available.
There are many benches throughout the park, along the path and at the major facilities.
The rolling lawn in the center of the park offers a very large space for activities.
|Lloyd Baron Rhododendron Garden
The garden encompasses more than 1.5 acres of scenic woodland and blooms from early spring through fall.
Wooded natural areas offer a beautiful retreat. Paths vary widely from gravel to mulch to muddy, meandering through low wetland areas and higher wooded areas with glimpses of the Tualatin River below.
Off-street, accessible parking is provided on the west side of the park, off of SE Rood Bridge Road.
There are paved and unpaved paths. A six to eight-foot wide paved path loops around the park, connecting the central features with an extensive trail system. Soft surface paths lead through woods, meadows, and along creeks and ponds.
The pavilion, at the north end of the developed portion of the park, has a paved surface and can be accessed by gravel paths. It is situated on the edge of a lovely pond. The pavilion is also available for rental.
Three large, paved picnic shelters provide ample space for group gatherings. The picnic shelters are available for rental. Reservations are taken starting in January of the same year for April 15 - October 15 reservations.
There are many accessible picnic tables at the picnic shelters.
The playground has two accessible play structures and a swing set. The playground’s wood chip surface is level with the adjacent path.
Accessible restroom facilities are available in the center of the park, next to the tennis courts. Drinking fountains can be found throughout the park.
Two tennis courts can be accessed from the main parking area, next to the restrooms.
|The River House
The River House is a nice facility for meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions and parties. Constructed at the park's highest point, it boasts a scenic view from the windows and the back patio over the interior lake and woodlands. The facility is wheelchair accessible and overlooks the park.
There is a watercraft launch for non-motorized watercraft to access the Tualatin River. The boat launch is a car-top launch only for canoes, kayaks, and boats (15' long max.). It typically opens around Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and closes after Labor Day (first Monday in September). Check with Parks Maintenance (503-615-2400) first before you drive there. Late spring rains can cause launch to be closed longer due to debris from flooding. Notice for paddlers -- Metro's Farmington launch, down river from Rood Bridge Park, has been damaged by significant erosion. If you choose to take out at Farmington, please use extreme caution.