Types: Forests, Parks & Wildlife Areas

Champoeg State Heritage Area (State Park)

Champoeg features a unique combination of history, nature, and recreation. This is the site where Oregon’s first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843. Situated on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg’s acres of…

Joe Dancer Park

McMinnville’s sports field complex features two dozen baseball/softball fields and soccer fields. The park also features both hard surface pathways, soft forested trails, a wetland for viewing nature, and a skate park.

Galen McBee Airport Park

Great Trillium beds in the spring, a flowing creek year-round, forested one-mile and ½ mile soft-trail loops with bridge crossings, and several micro-environments that are worth exploring. Picnic tables, drinking fountains and a “mushroom house” add flavor to this park.

Erratic Rock State Natural Site

This State Natural site has a paved path to the Erratic Rock, a 90-ton rock that was deposited during an Ice Age flood. Visitors can look out and imagine the huge amount of water that filled the Willamette Valley.

Ed Grenfell Park

Baker Creek meanders through grassy fields in this popular setting. The covered picnic shelter can be reserved for group gatherings and events.  This county park features picnicking, barbecue pits.

Discovery Meadows Community Park

A fantastic park with amenities for all ages. Picnic shelters, playgrounds with moving features, play structures, a climbing wall and climbing boulder, water feature, basketball courts, skateboard area, walking pathways and trails.

City Park

Adjacent to McMinnville’s Historic Downtown, City Park features a huge wooden play structure for youngsters to explore. McMinnville’s Aquatic Center, Public Library and Soper Fountain are also located within City Park.

Chegwyn Farms Neighborhood Park

The “farm theme” of this park celebrates McMinnville’s agricultural history, allows children to climb through a barn, play on a John Deere tractor, or ride a chicken!

Jaquith Park

Jaquith Park is named for Walter Jaquith, a Newberg minister, and one of five original board members of the district when it was founded in June 1965.  Jaquith’s work to help create new parks had actually begun in 1963.  At…

Rogers Landing Boat Launch

One of Oregon’s premier boating facilities on the majestic Willamette River, Rogers Landing County Park offers expansive parking and a three-lane boat launch. From land or water, Rogers Landing is one of Yamhill County’s top recreational resources. Many enjoy strolling…

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