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Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro

(4.7/5 based on 50 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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  • I have enjoyed walks and restful picnics here for years. The asphalt walkways are wonderful for strolling or jogging. Make sure you explore some of the dirt trails as well. If you have kids, there is ...  more »
  • A wonderful park to walk with dogs or children. Clean paved and nature trails, some of them near a creek. A large lily pond and a smaller one, both homes to numerous duck families. Covered shelters wi...  more »
  • Gorgeous setting. Not too far from town, but you feel like you are in the country. Beautiful fall foilage and many picture spots. Dog friendly.  more »
  • Calm and beautiful place. Was cloudy and there were light showers. Had a great view of the colorful tree leaves because of the Fall colors.
  • 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!
  • Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a bit. The fishing is not really good, but it's worth a shot. The pond is just covered in lily pads so no luck with any any bass fishing. It's a great place to take your dog on a walk
  • 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 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.