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Parks and Recreation Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dog Park

    • What do I do if an owner is not controlling an aggressive dog?

    • Where does the park’s name come from?

    • Who operates Hondo Dog Park?

    • Why are the grass areas closed during the winter and rainy time periods?

    • Why isn’t there a dog drinking water fountain in the winter area?

    • Why isn’t there a specific small dog area for the winter?

    • Why shouldn’t we leave toys or water bowls to share with other dogs?

    • Will the grass areas ever be open during winter?

  • Jackson Bottom

    • Are there any dangerous or poisonous animals that I should be aware of?

    • Are there Bald Eagles at Jackson Bottom?

    • Are there other hazards I should worry about?

    • Can I bring in an animal specimen (or a recently deceased animal) to add to your collection?

    • Can I bring my dog? Can I ride my bike?

    • Can I collect animals or plants, such as for a school project?

    • Can I get to Jackson Bottom on TriMet or by bike?

    • Did you kill the animals in your specimen collection?

    • How long has Jackson Bottom been in existence?

    • How was the eagle's nest removed?

    • I am a leader of a local scout troop, can we come out and work with your staff to earn our badge?

    • I am an Eagle Scout who would like to do a project at the Wetlands.

    • I found a baby bird / injured raccoon / lost turtle / etc. Can I bring it to you?

    • I want to bring my class out for a field trip.

    • I want to help out, how do I volunteer?

    • Is the Bald Eagle nest real?

    • Is the eagle nest from Jackson Bottom?

    • My class raised tadpoles (or butterflies, etc) and now they’re ready to be released. Can we release them at Jackson Bottom?

    • What animals will I see in the Preserve?

    • What can I see and do at Jackson Bottom?

    • What rules apply to the bald eagle’s nest?

    • What was that weird animal I saw that looked like a beaver but had a rat tail?

    • Where is Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve located? How do I get there? How much does it cost to visit?

    • Who owns the eagle nest?

    • Who was Jackson Bottom named after?

    • Why are there ducks nesting by my swimming pool? What should I do?

  • Outdoors In Frequently Asked Questions

    • Are food and drinks allowed at Outdoors In?

    • Are restrooms available? And a changing table?

    • Can I leave my child at Outdoors In while I run out for a moment?

    • Does Outdoors In take toy donations?