Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
|Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site|
|Location||Polk, County, Oregon|
|Operated by||Oregon Parks and Recreation Department|
Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site is a state park located south of Monmouth, in Polk County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the floodplain of the Luckiamute River and is forested by Bigleaf Maple, Douglas-fir, and Black Cottonwood trees, among other varieties. The park is named for Sarah Helmick, a pioneer to Oregon in 1845 who donated the original land.
The land for the park was the first land acquired by what was then the State Highway Commission for use as a park when Sarah Helmick donated 5.16 acres (2.09 ha) and James and Amanda Helmick donated 0.3 acres (0.12 ha) on February 15, 1922. In 1948, 23.65 acres (95,700 m2) were purchased and added to the park followed by a gift of 1.7 acres (0.69 ha) later that same year. Currently a day-use only park, the park used to have overnight camping facilities.
- "Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
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