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Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro

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Rood Bridge Park is a municipal park in southeast Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1999, the park encompasses on the north bank of the Tualatin River at its confluence with Rock Creek. Rood Bridge is near Hillsboro High School and sits across the river from Meriwether National Golf Course. The park is the city’s largest, and contains tennis courts, a meeting facility, trails, a canoe launch, and a rhododendron garden among other features.HistoryIn 1992, the city bought from the Dreiling family to begin assembly property for a park in southeast Hillsboro. The family had lived on the land in excess of 40 years before selling. An additional 25acre was added from the nearby wastewater plant and from floodplain along Rock Creek and the Tualatin River. Hillsboro received almost $990,000 in funds from Metro in 1995 as its allocation of funds from a regional bond measure that paid for increasing greenspaces in the Portland metropolitan area. Part of these funds were designated for developing a park along the Tualatin River.Flooding in February 1996 fell around 100 trees on the property and added other debris. In 1997, SOLV and Intel helped clear some of the debris at the park site. In May 1997, the city hired a contractor to build a boat launch for small craft, trails, and a parking lot at a cost of $771,000. Later that year volunteers from SOLV planted trees and other plants at the park site. In February 1998, the city worked with the Rotary Club to plan and pay for a building at the park to be used as meeting space. The $275,000 building was built beginning in the Spring of that year.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lots of beautiful trees and flowers! The park is 60 acres and includes a boat launch, two tennis courts, trails for walking or bicycling (two miles worth, one mile paved), two pedestrian bridges, a po...  more »
  • Very nice family park with tennis courts, play ground and a medium size hike that is good for all ages.  more »
  • great paths, all around beautiful grounds, tennis courts, picknicking area that's covered and there's also conference or private rooms to rent.  more »
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  • Everything about this park is great. Beautiful scenery, lots of space for activity, a small river, play area, fishing area, what's not to love about this place?
  • Great park with walking trails and pavilions you can rent from the parks department. There are tennis courts too and a playground for kids.
  • One of the nicest parks in Hillsboro. Great for walking your dog, but no off-leash area
  • Beautiful park! Ponds, streams, paved walkways. Covered party rental areas. Nearby river with boat launch. Tennis courts.
  • Nice walking path with a pond/lake and a playground for both younger and older kids