Willamette Park

Park Review: Willamette Park

1100 12th st, West Linn Or 97068

Amenities: Lots of on street parking, restrooms, 2 large covered picnic areas, Plus other scattered picnic tables. Baseball fields, volleyball courts, boat ramp (where the Tualatin and Willamette rivers meet). Play structure and spray park area.

You can see that the spray area is in quite big it had two large spray areas and then a little pathway with smaller (less intimidating) sprinklers that connect the two areas.Here is a great view of the play area. There are 4 big kid swings and 1 toddler swing. What  I really like about this park is it is mostly shaded. There are lots of big trees right in the toy area and it helps keep it cool even on hot days. It is also nice that there are bathrooms so close to the water area for changing and such.

Pros: Lots of room for picnics and water fun, love the shade.

Cons: Wish there were more benches to sit on around the water area and toy structure.

Arora hardly played in the water or the toys on this last trip to the park. I thought she would be super excited to go to the park becasue we haven’t been going much lately. Do your kids ever just sit on the grass?

*Thanks to Shannon who took the pictures on our play date.*


Rivercrest park

Park review: Rivercrest park

131 Park Drive
Oregon City, OR 97045

Amenities: Covered picnic area (2), large grassy area, lots of trees, play ground, basketball and tennis courts, baseball field and newer spray park. Restrooms and lots of on street parking.

Here you can see one of the covered picnic areas, part of the basketball court and behind that is the spray park. You can see this is a nice nature setting with big trees (and shade!) and grass. The spray park cycles on and off from 10am -8pm all summer long. It is normally busy. There are restrooms right by the spray park.

the water is off here

In another corner of the park is the play ground. Here is the bigger structure. It was fairly hot when we went and not much playing actually happened on the equipment. Here is the little kid equipment. Even though it is plastic it was really hot! There are 4 big kid swings and 2 toddler swings too. Right next to the play ground are a few picnic tables where we enjoyed out lunch.

One thing I don’t understand is this:

slide?do you climb up it?

It doesn’t look like a very comfy slide down, but do you climb up it? Arora didn’t know what to do  with it either.

Pros: Spray parks are great to beat the heat, liked the shady areas and you can rent out the covered areas.

Cons: Play equipment was very hot!