Thursday, September 5, 2019

Municipal Parks - Hillsboro, Oregon

Although my husband and I make frequent trips across Oregon to provide "back-up" for our daughter-in-law and granddaughter, we also take time to enjoy some of the sights. In late August, we actually walked two of Hillsboro's beautiful parks...each one multiple acres in size.  Both are examples of urban parks that help the visitor forget  they are tucked into a city.  Both parks include Rock Creek.

The first park was Noble Woods Park, 38 acres of wetlands and forest.  It was amazing to walk into a forest of fir and cedar where the surrounding city could not be heard. 

 We have no idea what these gnarly trees are...or why they are this way.

The second park walk was in Rood Bridge Park, the largest of Hillsboro's wooded parks at 60 acres.  It was such a surprise to see the pond totally covered with lily pads; a year ago, there were none!  

 Most of the paths in Rood Bridge park are natural...without any paving.
 This is the start of a beaver dam; the branch at the right had recently been gnawed from a tree.

Rood Bridge Park also includes a more developed area, with tennis courts, playground, large pavilion, River House, boat launch....and more.


Bill said...

It is beautiful. We've never been there. Next time you're in the area, try Tryon State Park, near Lake Oswego.

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous area and I love those gnarly trees. My husband and I like to walk/hike in just this type of place.

Barb said...

I love urban greenbelts. Denver has many of them. They are an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Those trees sure are gnarly! It looks like they got some kind of disease that healed over. So green there, which I love!

ClickNCamera said...

Beautiful post; it's like being there (I wish).