Rood Bridge Park

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Boat Ramp Closure

The boat ramp is closed for the season for construction.


 

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Location

4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd (Map
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Plan Your Visit

Park Description

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.

Picnic shelter reservations are taken starting in January of the same year for April 15 - October 15 reservations.

 

Amenities 

Accessible Bench image Benches
There are many benches throughout the park, along the path and at the major facilities.
Lawn
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.
Image Accessible Natural Area Natural Area
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.
Accessible Parking image Parking
Off-street, accessible parking is provided on the west side of the park, off of SE Rood Bridge Road.
Image Accessible Paved Paths Paths
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.
Image Accessible Pavilion Pavilion
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.
Image Accessible Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelters
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.
Accessible Picnic Table Image Picnic Tables
There are many accessible picnic tables at the picnic shelters.
Accessible Play image Playground
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 image Restrooms
Accessible restroom facilities are available in the center of the park, next to the tennis courts. Drinking fountains can be found throughout the park.
Image Accessible Tennis Court Tennis Courts
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.
Image Accessible Paddler Access Watercraft Launch
There is a watercraft launch for non-motorized watercraft to access the Tualatin River. It typically opens around Memorial Day. 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. Note: The watercraft launch will be closed July 5 - September 15, 2017 due to construction.

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