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Park Rules

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General Park Regulations

  • Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on Parks & Recreation property.
  • Vaping is prohibited on Parks & Recreation property.
  • Parks are closed from dusk to dawn.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • All fireworks are prohibited.
  • Fires are prohibited in parks, except in barbecue stands, pits or fireplaces provided by the City.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • Pets are prohibited from Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve and all playground areas.
  • Pet waste must be cleaned up by keeper/owner.
  • Pets are prohibited from wetlands, ponds and streams.
  • Golfing activities are prohibited.
  • Motorized vehicles prohibited except in parking areas.
  • Vending activities are prohibited without Park Commission approval.
  • Hondo Dog Park has additional regulations.
  • Noble Woods Park: No bicycle riding; walking a bicycle is permitted.
  • Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve: No bicycles, scooters or motorized vehicles.
  • Orenco Woods Nature Park: Bicycles and on-leash dogs are allowed on paved trails only.

Metal Detecting Rules

Metal detecting is allowed in Hillsboro parks, but the following rules must be observed:

  • Remain respectful of others’ space and privacy at all times. Do not interfere with or disrupt other park users and/or activities. Metal detecting in designated playground areas is prohibited when children are present.
  • Probing the ground is limited to the use of an ice pick or screwdriver-like tool with a maximum blade or shaft length of 6 inches, or a knife with a blade under 3 inches in width.
  • Any area disturbed MUST be returned to its previous state and the ground surface carefully leveled and returned to its original condition as much as possible (leave no trace).
  • The cutting of vegetation is prohibited as is the tampering with or moving any park equipment or fixture.
  • Any item found of unusual value should be treated according to the “Rights and Duties of Finders and Owners” defined in Chapter 98 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Such items found within Hillsboro parks should be reported to the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department (503-681-6120) so it can be returned to an owner who may have reported the item lost.
  • If you find an item of potential historic or cultural significance, leave it where you found it and contact the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • All federal and state antiquity laws must be observed.
  • Any trash or debris generated by metal detecting activities must be removed from the park or properly disposed of in a garbage can within the park.

Detailed Parks & Recreation Rules can be found in the City of Hillsboro Municipal Code, Chapter 9 Streets and Parks, Subchapter 9.32 Parks & Public Lands.  


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