South Columbia County Parks

Many parks can be found in the South Columbia County area, and though constantly in use by little league and soccer teams, they are also a treasured source of wonder and enjoyment for people who want to stroll the paths, wade in the creeks, marvel at the spectacular views, watch the birds, listen to music, note the passing of boats or ships, or have a picnic. Find unique treasures in each of these parks.   

Click here to view a listing of Columbia County of Oregon Parks or for reservations
call (503) 366-3984.    Click here for Oregon State Park maps and information.

Columbia City Parks

  • Harvard Park (0.39 acres):  This developed neighborhood park is located on Sixth Street between Calvin and Penn Streets.  It currently has playground equipment, an open green area for field games, park benches, picnic tables, drinking fountain and a restroom.
  • Columbia City Bike Path (5.39 acres):  This popular bike path is used by walkers, bicyclists, joggers, and skaters.  It extends along the west side of Highway 30, and it is easily accessible from a trail system that leads to the City of St. Helens.
  • McBride Meadows Trail System (2.09 acres):   This trail system extends from the paved City Bike Path at the north end of the City in a westerly direction along the top of the bank along McBride Creek.  It is accessible from Mattie Street in two locations - at Tahoma Street and Park Drive.
  • Jim Bundy Memorial Park (2.86 acres):  This park is located at the corner of "E" Street and Highway 30, adjacent to the Columbia City Bike Path.  This centrally located park is heavily wooded and easily accessible to travelers.  It features a beautiful display of trillium from April through June. The park has a picnic shelter, picnic tables, park benches, walking trails, and restroom.
  • Datis Park (0.14 acres):  This waterfront park is located on The Strand and provides a scenic view of the river activity.  The Parks Committee plans to add a fishing dock.
  • Carolyn King Park (0.06 acres):  This viewpoint park provides spectacular views of the Columbia River, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams. The park is located at the corner of Ninth and "K" Streets, and has a covered picnic table.
  • Columbia City Elementary School (1.92 acres):  This area is accessible to the public during non-school hours, and includes playground equipment, volleyball area, soccer and softball field, basketball court, picnic tables, and benches with views of the Columbia River. The park is accessible from Second, First and "F" Streets.
  • Pixie Park (0.31 acres):  This waterfront park is privately owned and maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  This park is located at the corner of The Strand and "I" Street.  This is a popular park for picnics and it provides breathtaking views of Columbia River, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and river traffic and activities.  It has a well maintained grassy area for lounging and picnics, picnic tables, and access to the river.
  • Ruth Rose Richardson Memorial Park (0.46 acres):  This private park is also owned and maintained by the DAR, and is located on "I" Street between First Street and The Strand. This well maintained park is beautifully landscaped and provides a grassy area for picnics, and benches with spectacular views of the Columbia River, Mt. Adams, and river traffic and activities.

For more information visit www.columbia-city.org/Departments/Park/parks_department.htm 

Scappoose Parks

  • Crown Zellerbach Trail (CZ Trail): located on Crown Zellerbach Road between Highway 30 and Chapman Landing.   The CZ Trail embodies the spirit of Columbia County’s past, present and future.  The trail spurs the local economy and cultivates a sense of place and community that is genuine and unique.  The CZ Trail is a non-motorized trail, designed to accommodate walking, jogging, bicycling, and horseback riding.
  • Heritage ParkHeritage Park, Scappoose Heritage Park is located between City Hall and Grant Watts House adjacent to the Library. It includes a gazebo where the band plays at Christmas lighting ceremony. It also includes a large green where classic cars are displayed during shows. It is also the site of the annual Sauerkraut festival. The park includes several skate ramps off in one corner of the park, and a war memorial featured prominently near the entrance. The farmers market is held adjacent to the park every weekend during the summer.
  • JJ Collins Marine Park:  located on the Multnomah Channel, Scappoose, Oregon (503) 397-2353.  This serene 23-acre island offers outstanding bird-watching, a 1.5 mile nature trail and a restful lunch spot for boaters, complete with picnic tables and campsites.  Located two miles upstream from the Gilbert River Boat Ramp, and seven miles from the confluence of the Columbia River and the Multnomah Channel on Coon Island.
  • Park on JP West Road: located in Scappoose off JP West Road.
  • Scaponia Park:  located off Scappoose-Vernonia Hwy.   Scaponia is a favorite destination of summer travelers and fall hunters. This charming, primitive wayside recreational area features a 7-acre nature park.  Located 13 miles west of Scappoose on Scappoose-Vernonia Highway.
  • Scappoose R.V. Park:  34038 N. Honeyman Road, Scappoose, Oregon (503) 397-2353.   A comfortable, shaded view of this growing rural airport makes the Scappoose R.V. Park a special spot for picnicking and camping. So fly in and have lunch at the park!   Located one mile north of Scappoose on U.S. 30. Turn east on West Lane Road. Drive 3/4 mile to Honeyman Road, and turn left. Located adjacent to the Scappoose Industrial Airpark.

For more information visit www.ci-scappoose.or.us

St Helens Parks

  • Campbell Park: West of intersection of North Vernonia Road/McMichael Street; 9.1 acres; Picnic area with 2 picnic shelters; charcoal cookers; Playground; 2 ballfields with lights and concession stand; 1 unlighted ballfield; 4 tennis courts; 1 cemented, fenced activity area; Restroom.
  • Civic Pride Park: Adjacent to (west of) Meriwether Lewis/William Clark Schools and Eisenschmidt Swimming Pool; 1.7 acres; Picnic tables and charcoal cookers; Playground; Restroom.
  • Columbia Botanical Gardens: North 6th Street, adjacent to B.P.O.E. (Elks) Lodge; 3.2 acres, Nature trail.
  • Columbia View Park: Columbia View Park, St Helens Between Strand and Columbia River, across the street from City Hall; .9 acres; Columbia River frontage; Gazebo with electricity (reserved at no-charge for weddings, receptions, community events, etc.); Playground; Handicapped-access viewing platform (adjacent to Strand); Commemorative brick courtyard area designated as a handicapped-access picnic/viewing area; Picnic tables; Restroom with showers; Floral plantings.
  • Dahlgren Park: West of Highway 30 on Ross Road, south of Bachelor Flat Road; 24.52 acres; Amenities to be determined at a later date.
  • Dalton Park: North end of River Street on shore of Columbia River; 1.6 acres; Amenities to be determined at a later date.
  • Godfrey Park: North 4th Street, just off Columbia Boulevard; 3.5 acres; 1 picnic shelter; picnic tables; charcoal cookers; Playground; Horseshoe court; Chemical toilet.
  • Godfrey Park: Godfrey Park, St HelensNorth 4th Street, just off Columbia Boulevard; 3.5 acres; 1 picnic shelter; picnic tables; charcoal cookers; Playground; Horseshoe court; Chemical toilet.
  • Heinie Heumann Park: South 15th and 16th Streets/Tualatin Street; 2.9 acres; Picnic tables; Playground; Chemical toilet.
  • Highway 30 Greenway: 5.3 acres strip, 35 feet wide on east side of Columbia River Highway, from Gable Road to Deer Island Road; Landscaped area; Amenities in development include pathways, benches, and landscaping.
  • Little League Park: North 6th and 7th Streets/West Street; 2.93 acres; 2 multi-purpose athletic fields with dugouts, seating, removable goalposts; Restroom. 2 concession stands.
  • McCormick Park: 475 South 18th Street; between Old Portland Road, South 18th Street, and DuBois Lane; 70.33 acres; location of Parks Dept. office and maintenance shop; Milton Creek runs through park; 2 softball fields with restrooms and concession stands; Sand volleyball court; Skateboard park; Playground; 3 picnic areas; Fitness Trail – 1.5 miles with exercise stations; Nature Trail; Restrooms with showers; Japanese Garden and landscaped areas; Veterans Memorial; Overnight camping (reservations required) - 11 tent creekside-campsites with charcoal cookers.
  • Sand Island Marine Park: Manmade island at Columbia River Mile 86; east of City Hall, north of Sauvie Island; 42.4 acres; Concrete docks with access ramp; Picnic shelter; 37 overnight campsites with picnic tables, charcoal cookers; 3 restrooms; Nature trails; Swimming/sunbathing beaches; Volleyball anchor posts.
  • St Helens Marina and RV Park:   located at 134 N River St, St Helens, OR.  (503) 397-4162 ‎ 

For more information visit www.ci.st-helens.or.us and click on "Parks"

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