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Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro

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4.7/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • Rood Bridge Park has a beautiful tennis court that is well maintained. Restroom facilities and plenty of picnic tables w/grills. There is a lily pond and walking trails. Overall a very nice park that ...  read more »
  • I have gone there often to put in my kayak on the Tualatin River, for a nice hike or part of a bike ride. They have tennis courts, weddings and such events and many paths, paved and unpaved. 
  • Great shelters and even better building for events.nice trails and play structures. Rhodie garden is very extensive and beautiful.great place for summer walks,Winter is a challenge since the trails ar...  read more »
  • Great park. Nice trails for a walk with the family and wide open grass areas for playing. The play structure is great and the kids love it. The park also has a few covered areas with picnic tables for large groups. It's a great park to visit.
  • Beautiful park. Amazing job of providing trails, picnic facilities, plenty of benches along the trails, a man made stream, and much more, all while preserving the natural beauty of the area. This is an example of the wise use of public funds followed up with great maintenance.
  • Beautiful park with well paved walking paths and good play structure. This is good for large parties as it has several covered areas and a large party venue available for rent through the parks and rec department. Lots of runners, hikers, dog walkers, kids, and ultimate frisbee players. Good place to take pictures also!
  • Beautiful park with a nice walking path. Be sure to check out the well done pond area at the back of the park. New bathrooms have been added. The picnic area can seem a bit crowded at times, but that's the price of popularity I imagine.
  • The park is really beautiful with nice trails, amazing water bodies, multi-color flowers, and well lawned picnic area. The trees offer shades and cooler temperature suitable for a run or walk during hot summer days.
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