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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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  • I love going to this place to walk my dog. The trails are nice, and you can walk long or short distances depending on the trail you choose. It's a nice family park, too.  more »
  • This park is quite large. A play structure for the kids (in hot weather, the equipment is too hot to play on!!!), plenty of wooded, garden type areas to walk thru. Good paths for long walks or running...  more »
  • Great place to walk some trails. Lots of kid friendly play equipment and covered picnic tables. Clean and well kept.  more »
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  • Great place for a run or walk. Dog friendly. Open dawn to dusk. Safe area.
  • It's a wonderful park that I've visited since they put it in when I was young. They're constantly working on the park to keep it nice and updated. Nice covered areas that you can rent out plus some buildings you can do the same with. A very nice playground and recently put in restrooms on that side instead of a portapotty. There are areas that seem to be a bit overgrown as of late though.
  • Nice park with walking trails both paved and dirt/bark. Small boat launch for bordering Rock Creek. Not very crowded on the late Sunday morning when we visited. Went to do some bird-watching, but saw very few at that hour.
  • I like this park for walks. Lots of trails both paved and unpaved, great for walking dogs. Nice playground for kids and several water features. Nice picnic area that you can reserve. Tennis courts and river access.
  • This is a nice park a lot of space and paths to walk and jog on. Also the Tualatin river and rock creek run by it. people say they have caught cutthroat trout and bass and pan fish. I went fly fishing there i caught some kind of minnow and a frog. Saw some bigger fish jump but no big fish for me ;(

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