Dairy Creek Park

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515 SW 17th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

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Park Description

This 24-acre neighborhood park includes a developed portion and a large natural area. In 1988, the City received a donation of approximately 15 acres of floodplain property on Dairy Creek. Subsequently, through donation and purchase, additional parcels were added so the park now provides eighteen acres of natural area and six acres of park area. Construction of the park started in June 2003 and finished with a dedication celebration on May 11, 2005.

The developed portion of the park has paved walking paths, a basketball court, a playground, a softball field with soccer field overlay, artificial turf inserts on the soccer field goal areas, two parking areas, open lawn for play and picnicking, and extensive landscaping and lighting in the parking and main path areas.

The park has an open and inviting feel, with a variety of features set against the backdrop of woodland in the creek corridor. Paved paths provide easy access throughout the park and soft-surface pathways provide access to the natural area along the creek. The park can be accessed via two entrances located on along SW Walnut Avenue. An accessible restroom is available. 



 Accessible Parking image  Parking: Off-street, accessible parking is provided off of SW Walnut Avenue.  Accessible Play image Playground: The playground has an accessible play structure and several swing sets. The surface of the playground has wood chips and can be accessed from the path by a ramp.
 Image Accessible Paved Paths Path: There are paved and unpaved paths. A six-foot wide paved path loops around the developed portion of the park and connects to the natural area. Several meandering soft-surface paths on the west end of the park provide access to a wooded area leading to Dairy Creek.    Water Wise Demonstration Garden: The garden is in the center of the park, close to the natural area and can be accessed by a gravel path.
 Accessible Bench image Benches: Several benches are provided throughout the park along the main path.  Accessible Restroom image  Restrooms: There is an accessible portable restroom near to the softball field and playground on the east side of the park.
 Accessible Picnic Table Image  Picnic Tables: There are three picnic areas at the park. Picnic areas are on a crushed rock surface and there are several accessible picnic tables provided.  Basketball Court image  Basketball Court: The full basketball court is surrounded by lawn and can be accessed from the nearby main path.
 Image Accessible Picnic Shelter  Picnic Shelter: The surface of the picnic shelter is fully paved and the shelter has accessible picnic tables.  Image Accessible Baseball Field  Softball Field: The softball field can be accessed a short distance from the main path on the east side of the park.
 Image Accessible Natural Area  Natural Area: The wooded natural area along Dairy Creek, on the west edge of the park, provides a peaceful place to stroll and spot wildlife.  Image Accessible Soccer Field  Soccer Field: The soccer field extends south from the softball field.


April 1 – Aug. 1: The softball fields are reserved for Hillsboro Girls Softball Association (Monday – Friday 5 pm – dark, Saturday 8 am – 5 pm.)
Aug. 2– Dec. 1: The soccer fields are reserved for Hillsboro Soccer Club (Monday – Friday 5 pm – dark, Saturday, 8a m – 5 pm.)

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