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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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  • Hillsboro's most beautiful park:trails, picnic benches, bbqs, photo ops, and playground make this a nice place to go .  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Well maintained park; has two large grass fields surrounded by picnic tables. Kids can run around. There's a small lake fed by a creek and full of lotus. One can also enjoy solitude in the small but dense wood by setting up a hammock while birds chirp and leaves rustle.
  • Park has a great nature trail and launch point for canoe. Just downstream is the reclaimed water exit for the sewer plant. It's supposed to be safe but I think it smells.
  • Great park with quiet, shady paths a play area for kids and a park-wide water feature 😊
  • 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.

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