Evergreen Field

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Coordinates: 45°37′12″N 122°31′39″W / 45.62000°N 122.52750°W / 45.62000; -122.52750

Evergreen Field
(closed 2006)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Olson Family Trust
Location Vancouver, Washington
Elevation AMSL 312 ft / 95 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 2,155 657 Asphalt
10R/28L 2,000 610 Turf
A remaining artifact of Evergreen Airfield in Vancouver, Washington. The orange cone served as a visual aid to pilots warning of power lines within the flight approach of the runway at Evergreen. Usually mounted in pairs, the other cone has apparently fallen off the wire. Located about 75 meters east of SE Park Crest Ave. on the south side of Mill Plain Blvd.

Evergreen Field (FAA LID: 59S) was a public-use airport located five miles (8 km) east of the central business district of Vancouver, a city in Clark County, Washington, United States.[1] It was located northeast of the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard & Southeast 136th Avenue.[2] The airport was founded in 1946 by Wally Olson. Since 1964 it was home to the Northwest Antique Airplane Club (NWAAC) and the Evergreen Fly-In. A residential airpark was established adjacent to the airport in 1968. After Olson's death in 1997, his family continued to operate the airport until closing it in July 2006.[3][4][5]

The open field where Evergreen Field was located.

The property was reportedly being sold for $15 million to a developer, but the $215 million redevelopment deal fell through in 2007.[6][7]

Facilities[edit]

Evergreen Field covered an area of 68 acres (28 ha) which contained two runways: 10L/28R with an asphalt pavement measuring 2,155 x 40 ft (657 x 12 m) and 10R/28L with a turf surface measuring 2,000 x 100 ft (610 x 30 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 59S (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2006-06-08.
  2. ^ Evergreen Field at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields
  3. ^ "Was this the last antique fly-in for Evergreen Field?". General Aviation News. 2001-08-27. 
  4. ^ "After 60 Years, Vancouver's Evergreen Field Shuts Down". Aero-News Network, Inc. 2006-07-04. 
  5. ^ Thomas Ryll (2006-07-16). "Final Flight". 
  6. ^ Shelly Strom (2004-12-17). "Mixed-use project planned at Evergreen Airport". Portland Business Journal. 
  7. ^ "Developer scraps $215 million project for former Evergreen Airport". Washington Real Estate. 2007-07-28. 

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