Orenco Woods Nature Park

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Orenco Woods Nature Park
Orenco Nature Park - Hillsboro, Oregon.jpg
Trees at the park
Type Public, city
Location Hillsboro, Oregon
United States
Coordinates 45°31′34″N 122°54′09″W / 45.526°N 122.9024°W / 45.526; -122.9024Coordinates: 45°31′34″N 122°54′09″W / 45.526°N 122.9024°W / 45.526; -122.9024
Operated by Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
Status planned

Orenco Woods Nature Park is a park located in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States.[1] The site was formerly nine-hole Orenco Woods Golf Course in the Orenco neighborhood owned by the Hillsboro Elks. The eastern edge is bounded by Cornelius Pass Road and the tracks for the MAX Blue Line form the northern boundary. Rock Creek flows through the site between Orchard Park upstream and Noble Woods Park downstream, with the Rock Creek Trail planned to connect all three parks.

History[edit]

The nine-hole Orenco Woods Golf Course was purchased by Venture Properties in 2007. The company planned to build more than 280 homes on the 40-acre site, but the project never came to fruition due to the Great Recession.[2] The City of Hillsboro and Metro purchased the land in 2011 for $4 million.[2][3] The city sold 9.7 acres (3.9 ha) at the southeast corner to home builder Polygon Northwest Company in January 2013.[4] The proceeds from $3.4 million deal were planned to be used to develop the park.[4] Metro approved the master plan for the park in November 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hillsboro Parks Construction". Hillsboro Parks & Recreation. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Theen, Andrew (June 24, 2013). "Hillsboro, Metro kickstart Orenco Woods Nature Park land use changes; master plan set for approval". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Theen, Andrew (November 7, 2012). "Orenco Woods park will 'put the Hills' in Hillsboro". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Theen, Andrew (January 14, 2013). "Hillsboro expected to approve partial sale of Orenco Woods property to developer". The Oregonian. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Redden, Jim (December 13, 2013). "Orenco park OK'd". Hillsboro Tribune. Retrieved 14 December 2013.